By Scott Martin - @RaceWx4You
As I mentioned in the first forecast for the event weekend out at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, an upper-level ridge would be moving into the area during the weekend bringing with it warmer temperatures. Model trends have come in stronger with the ridging and therefore temperatures will be allowed to rise several degrees above normal for mid-October, especially on Sunday. As for today, cooler weather will stick around before the ridge takes hold on Saturday. Unfortunately with the higher temperatures, the fire risk will continue to be high. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the fires and to the ones who have lost loved ones. Radar will be up and running today as well... unfortunately, it will not be needed.
Doug Schneider, Scott Martin, and Stephen McCoy 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, Pro Mazda, USF2000, IMSA, Blancpain World Challenge America, and World Endurance Championship, as well as major SCCA and NASA events.