Action is planned to start at 9AM with the 1st practice session for the Indy Lights series. Skies will be sunny and temperatures will be in the lower 60s. By the time the Verizon Indycar Series gets the green flag at 10AM for the start of their 1st practice session, it will have warmed into the upper 60s to near 70, and will reach the lower to mid 70s by the end at 11:15AM. Winds will start off out of the north-northeast and may shift a little during the morning to out of the ENE.
At 1PM, temperatures will have climbed into the upper 70s to near 80, and winds will have started their shift as expected and will be out of the north for the start of the 2nd practice session for the Indy Lights series. Qualifying for the Verizon Indycar Series is up next starting at 2PM, and temperatures will have reached the lower 80s with winds now out of the northwest, and should be out of the west completely by the time the last attempt is finished.
Temperatures will start to fall very slowly after that and will be in the upper 70s to near 80 when the Indy Lights series takes to the track for their qualifying runs, and the mid 70s by the time the final practice session is finished for the Verizon Indycar Series is over at 6:45PM.
Temperatures will be in the mid 60s, and skies will be sunny at 9AM on race day. No track activity is scheduled until 1:25PM, when the Indy Lights series gets the green flag for their 90-lap race. Temperatures will be in the lower 80s by that time, with winds already starting their expected shift from the east during the morning hours to out of the south. By the time the checkered flag falls at approximately 2:15PM, it will have reached the middle 80s and winds out of the south-southwest.
By the time the green flag falls for the Verizon Indycar Series at 6:15PM, temperatures will still be hanging around the lower to mid 80s and winds will then be out of the west-northwest. Temperatures are expected to fall into the lower to mid 70s by the time the checkered flag falls at the expected finish time of approximately 8:30PM. Winds will be out of the northwest at that time.
There will be no radar coverage for this week's events due to possible severe weather expected for my neck of the woods (Alabama), and I will need it to help out with coverage. I will have updates on our social media feeds and on the blog throughout the week. Have a great day.