Friday morning will start off with mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees at 8:00 am, but clouds will begin to build as the day progresses. Skies will be partly cloudy and we will begin to have a very small chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm through the rest of the on-track day, only around 20%. Afternoon highs will be in the lower 70s with dewpoints rising from the lower 40s to the upper 40s. Winds will be out of the southeast at 5-10 MPH.
Saturday looks to be a day that could be wet at times. We have the potential of scattered showers and thunderstorms moving across the track at anytime during the day. The good news is that the rain will not last all day long. At this point, these will be just general thunderstorms... no severe weather is expected at this time. With lightning expected, you still have to be weather aware and take cover inside a sturdy building (not a tent or temporary structure) or inside a hard-top vehicle (no convertables). Temperatures will start off in the upper 50s at 8:00 am and warm up into the upper 60s for the daytime high. Winds will be out of the southeast at 5-10 MPH. Chance of rain will be around 60%.
Sunday will be a mostly cloudy day to start with temperatures in the lower 60s at 8:00 am and we'll continue to have a very small chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm throughout the day (around 20%). Clouds will be slowly decreasing throughout the day with the exception if one of those scattered showers makes it to the track. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s. Winds will be out of the south at 6-12 MPH.
Please remember to take cover if lightning is in the area. Lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck. I'll have radar up and running by Friday morning. I'll have another update on Wednesday morning. Have a great day!