by Scott Martin.
Sorry for the late post as I have been dealing with computer issues and other issues. No rain and cool temperatures can be expected out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, along with a good breezy at times and plenty of sunshine. I'll have a more in-depth forecast update later tonight.
By Scott Martin.
Friday will be a steamy and humid day with partly to mostly cloudy skies. There will be a small chance for showers & storms during the morning, with storms becoming likely during the afternoon to early evening hours. Storms will be scattered in nature, so rain will not last all that long (if it does rain). 8 am temperature will be around 78º, with the afternoon high topping out around 88º. Winds will be out of the south to the south-southwest at 2-6 mph. Chance of rain will top out around 70%.
Saturday will feature partly to mostly sunny skies with a chance of a passing shower or storm, mainly during the afternoon to early evening hours. 8 am temperature will be around 78º, with the afternoon high topping out around 88º. Winds will be out of the south to the south-southwest at 2-7 mph. Chance of rain will top out around 40%.
Sunday will be very similar to Saturday... Partly sunny skies with a chance of a passing shower or storm, mainly during the afternoon to early evening hours. 8 am temperature will be around 78º, with the afternoon high topping out around 90º. Winds will be out of the south to the south-southwest at 2-7 mph. Chance of rain will top out around 40%.
By Scott Martin.
On Friday, we will be in-between two cold fronts, with low pressure to our north and high pressure to our south. While skies will be mainly sunny throughout the day, the locations of these fronts may give just enough instability for a few showers or storms to fire up during the afternoon hours; however, chances will be very small, only at 20%. Afternoon high is forecast to reach 85º. Winds will be out of the southwest to west at 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph possible at times.
On Saturday, the front to our south goes stationary, while the front to our north will continue to push in our direction. Skies will start off mostly sunny, but clouds will begin to build during the afternoon. While a small chance of a shower or storm is possible, rain doesn't look likely at this point. Afternoon high will be around 85º and winds will be out of the southwest to west at 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph possible at times.
The approaching front will stall out over the northern parts of New York on Sunday, while the southern front stays in place. This will put us in a place where we'll have a higher chance of showers and storms throughout the day, with the most activity occurring in the afternoon. Rain also looks likely during the pre-dawn hours as well, so track may still be wet when the gates open. High will be around 81º. Chance of rain is at 40% for now. Winds will once again be out of the southwest to west at 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph possible at times.
By Scott Martin.
Friday will be a very hot and humid day at VIR. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny throughout the day, with only a very small chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon hours. Chance of rain is only at 20%. Heat will be the biggest factor as the high is expected to top out around 94 degrees with the heat index of 101 degrees. Winds will be out of the west at 5-10 MPH. If a shower or storm is able to develop close by or at the track, winds may gust up to 20 mph.
Saturday will be a totally different day, as a cold front will have moved through the area, dropping those humidity levels into a more comfortable range. Skies will be sunny, and no rain is expected. The high will be around 84 degrees with winds becoming breezy by the afternoon. Winds will be out of the northwest at 5-10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph at times. Chance of rain is 0%.
Sunday will be another great day with low humidity and nice temperatures. Skies will be mostly sunny, and the afternoon high should top out around 82 degrees. Winds will be out of the north at 5-10 mph. Chance of rain is 0%.
by Scott Martin.
A front will be stalled out just to the north of the area that will bring clouds and a chance of showers to the track. Rain chances will be small during the morning hours, around 25%, but will increase as we get to the afternoon, from 30-40%. Temperatures will be around 47 degrees at 8 am and will top out around 60 degrees by 2 pm. Winds will be out of the southwest at 5-10 mph.
The front will move north of the area on Saturday that will bring an end to the shower chances for the afternoon and early evening hours, but there will be a likely chance of rain during the early and late morning hours. Skies will become mostly sunny by the early evening hours and rain will be over with. 8 am temperature will be around 49 degrees and will top out around 58 degrees for the afternoon high. Winds will be a little breezy at times out of the southwest at 5-10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph possible. Rain chances will start off around 60% during the morning, but will eventually fall to less than 10% by early evening.
High pressure will be over the northern parts of the state that will bring calm and mainly sunny skies to the wine country on Sunday. We'll have a few stray clouds during the morning hours, but those will have moved out before the midday hour. Skies will be sunny and winds will be light out of the northwest to west. 8am temperature will be around 44 degrees and will warm to around 64 degrees by 3 pm.
By: Stephen McCoy
Not much change in the forecast since the initial post for the Kyalami 9 Hour. A cold front is still expected to move through the region on Friday, bringing a likely chance for showers and/or thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon and evening. In addition, winds will increase on Friday with some gusty conditions present as well, though stronger winds will move in behind the front on Saturday. Saturday will also see a drop in temperatures, with highs only in the low 70's F (low 20's C). Scattered showers may be present in the area on Saturday, though precipitation totals will be much less than from Friday.