By Doug Schneider
The weather pattern late this week across the southeast United States will be a chilly one, as a deep upper level trough will be over the east coast. A cold front will move through Georgia Thursday night, and a northwest flow of cold, dry air will follow. As a result, cold temperatures will be the story for Round 2 of the Trans Am Championship at Road Atlanta this weekend. On the bright side, there will be no chance of rain and plenty of sunshine. But bring a coat if you're at the track, as low temperatures will drop into the 30s Saturday and Sunday morning, with highs only in the 50s Friday and Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be warmer on Sunday as the low pressure trough moves farther off the coast and high pressure builds in, but still below the normal high temperature of 70 degrees for the area in April.
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.