By: Stephen McCoy
Nothing unexpected in the raceday forecast for Indycar's return. Current temperatures in Fort Worth are in the low-to-mid 90's with heat index values approaching 100 F. Conditions will begin to cool as the race gets underway; air temperatures around 90 F will be present around the green flag. By the end of the race, temperatures are expected to be down to the low 80's, though with dew point temperatures near 70 F, heat index values will still register around 90 F. Winds are currently directly from the east due to Cristobal's approach towards the Gulf shore, and will likely stay that way through the rest of Saturday. Partly cloudy conditions are anticipated through the race, though some of the clouds could begin clearing closer to the checkered flag.
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.