As of 11:06 am, we had some showers located to the southeast of the track and they are moving to the west. The latest HRRR model run for today continues to show the possibility of a shower or two moving over the track during the day up until 7:00 pm. If any do move over, they will be small showers that will be light and shouldn't last that long... maybe just enough to warrant rain tires. Skies look to stay mostly cloudy throughout the day with the high topping out around 69 degrees this afternoon. The temperatures will slowly and steadily drop to around 63 degrees tonight for the checkered flag of the last event for the day. Winds will be out of the east to east-southeast at 6-12 MPH during the day and dropping back to around 2-8 MPH for the evening hours. Chance of rain will be just above 30% through the daylight hours and dropping back to less than 20% once the sun sets.
The trend has been continuing to show that the rain would be in the process of falling apart as a cold front will be approaching the area. The latest run of the models now show Friday staying dry after sunrise with skies becoming partly to mostly cloudy. Temperatures will start off around 63 degrees at 8:00 am and rise up around 75 degrees for the daytime high, then dropping slowly back to around 67 degrees for the end of on-track activities at 7:15 pm. Winds will be out of the southeast to south at 5-10 MPH.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
While the weekend will be cooler than what you will see for Thursday and Friday, there will be plenty of sunshine during the daylight hours that will help keep you warm. You will need the jackets for the rest of the time.
We'll start off Saturday at 8:00 am with sunny skies and around 56 degrees, but we'll warm up to around 65 degrees for the drop of the green flag at 1:35 pm. Skies will stay sunny through the afternoon and clear through the evening and late night hours. Once we lose the sunlight, temperatures will drop to around 57 degrees at 7:00 pm, and down to around 51 degrees at midnight. Winds will be out of the northwest at 5-10 MPH.
Skies will remain clear through the overnight hours with the low dropping to around 45 degrees around 7:00 am. For the rest of Sunday morning through the end of the race at 1:35 pm, we'll have one or two clouds move across the sky, but we'll stay mainly sunny with it maxing out around 61 degrees at the drop of the checkered flag. Winds will continue to be out of the northwest at 5-10 MPH.
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