By: Stephen McCoy
Conditions were overall as expected for the Harvest GP, though with temperatures a bit warmer than anticipated. Now focus shifts to the Indianapolis 8 Hour where there is a large chance for precipitation, especially during the morning hours just before noon. The rain comes as the result of a cold front passing through the region on Sunday; winds ahead of the front will be from the southwest, causing steady temperatures through the overnight hours with a low expected around 50 °F. Mostly cloudy to overcast skies will be present for much of the morning and into the early-to-mid afternoon, though conditions are likely to clear into the late afternoon to evening as the front moves out of the region. The clearing skies will allow for temperatures to warm into the afternoon, though with north to northwesterly winds behind the front, high temperatures are expected in the mid to upper 50's °F.
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.