By Doug Schneider
The initial weather prognosis for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park looks good. A low pressure system will be located near the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Friday, and the counter-clockwise flow around the low will bring a northerly flow to New England, and keep any rainfall well to the south and east. This should result in comfortable temperatures and a few afternoon clouds at Lime Rock on Friday. This low pressure area continues to track east on Saturday, and high pressure will extend over New England through the day. Temperatures will be a little warmer as a southeast flow develops and fewer clouds are expected. There is some potential for light rain on Sunday. I'll keep an eye on the trends over the next few days to see if this system speeds up, but I'm confident right now that this won't be an issue for the racing on Saturday.
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.