Meanwhile, a cold front will be pushing toward the southeast across the southeastern United States, and will be located somewhere across northern Florida by Friday. As it continues to push south, it will become a focus for showers and thunderstorms, but it will eventually stall somewhere across central Florida.
The key to rain chances at Sebring will be where exactly this front becomes positioned on Saturday. If it stalls near Sebring, there could be a lot of rain during the race. If it stalls farther to the north, there could be very little rain, but still a possibility of showers. There is still some model disagreement on its location, and it is still too early to pin down that much detail. In either case, it looks like Friday and Saturday will have at least a chance of some showers and thunderstorms, with the higher chances on Saturday.
Stay tuned for forecast updates through the week on our social media channels on the right. I plan on making a video weather briefing for this race in the next few days, which will be posted on our YouTube channel.