By Doug Schneider
The forecast continues to look great for the Oak Tree Grand Prix this weekend. A cold front is located over the Tennessee Valley this afternoon, and there will be showers around the track through the evening as the front moves through. It will exit the area around midnight, and high pressure will be building in through the night. It will supply drier air to southern Virginia through the weekend, and afternoon humidity levels will feel quite comfortable for late August. Mornings will even be a little on the cool side with the dry air mass, with lows in the lower 60s. There will likely be some amount of cloud cover Saturday and Sunday, mainly some scattered to broken high clouds. You'll want to have some kind of sun protection if you're at the track. High temperatures will be warm but no excessively hot, in the mid to upper 80s. Looks like I picked the right year for my first visit to VIR.
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.