By Scott Martin
Unfortunately, the forecast has not changed from Friday's update, and Saturday looks to be a pretty wet day for the Trans Am Series at Road America.As the shortwave approaches the area between midnight on Friday night and into early Saturday morning, rain will start falling, with heavy rain and thunder at some point. The latest run of the NAM 4k model has rain and thunderstorms staying in the area throughout the morning, with the shower activity becoming more scattered in nature for the afternoon hours. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s, but you will definitely need umbrellas and rain parkas to stay dry. Please seek shelter in a building if you see lightning or hear thunder. We've already lost too many people in the country to lightning strikes in 2016. Let's not add to that number. Radar will be running bu the time the morning rises.
Doug Schneider and Scott Martin 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/MRTI, IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, World Endurance Championship, and Trans Am Series races, as well as major SCCA and NASA events.