By Doug Schneider
The Trans Am series opens its season at Sebring Raceway next weekend. It looks like it will be a wet start to the event. A low pressure system and its associated cold front will be sinking southward across central Florida on Thursday. Rain appears likely for set up and practice sessions on Thursday. The front stalls near Sebring for Friday. I'm uncertain exactly where the front will stall, but it will be close enough to keep a good chance of rain in the forecast for Friday. On Saturday I expect that the front will be lifting back to the north as high pressure off the Atlantic coast builds over Florida. This will bring warmer temperatures for the weekend, and lower rain chances as well. At this time, I expect that race day will be dry. That may change with later forecast updates, as some models are showing some showers around on Sunday.
Doug Schneider and Scott Martin are race fans and meteorologists dedicated to providing accurate forecasts and timely weather updates at racing venues around the world. We forecast for IndyCar, Indy Lights/MRTI, IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, World Endurance Championship, and Trans Am Series races, as well as major SCCA and NASA events.