By Doug Schneider
It will be another hot and humid day today at VIR for the NASA Eastern States Championships. A weak front will be approaching from the north this evening, and this will spark some showers and thunderstorms around the area late this afternoon. The best estimate of timing for the showers to arrive looks to be between 4 pm and 6 pm. This could affect the final few practice sessions of the day and the evening karting races. Once the front moves through by midnight, cooler temperatures will arrive, but so will the clouds. Mostly cloudy skies are expected for Saturday, with temperatures around 10 degrees cooler than today. These cloudy and cooler conditions should persist into Sunday as well as high pressure over New England extends down the east coast.
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.