By Doug Schneider - @Race4caster
The main weather story for the Six Hours of COTA late this week will be the heat. A large high pressure ridge through the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere will be sitting over Texas, resulting in mostly sunny skies each day and high temperatures reaching well into the 90s (mid 30s C). These temperatures are 3-5 degrees warmer than normal for Austin this time of year. Everyone at the track will need to take precautions to beat the heat - drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks in the shade or in a air conditioned building, and use sunscreen.
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.