By Doug Schneider
Not much has changed in the weather pattern shown by the models for this weekend in St. Petersburg, so the forecast that I made on Monday still appears on track (no pun intended). A low pressure system will be over the Gulf of Mexico, with a high pressure system over the eastern United States. While I can't rule out an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the area both Saturday and Sunday, I don't expect that they are likely to have an impact on the racing. Pop-up showers along the Florida coast are difficult to predict days in advance, so while they are possible in the St. Pete area, their coverage should be isolated enough to make the chance of one occurring at the track very low. Overall, it should be a good weekend for racing.
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.