By Scott Martin (@RaceWx4You)
The forecast is still on track for Saturday at VIR as the dome of high pressure has been forced eastward out to see and a cold front with an associated center of low pressure makes its way towards the area. We may have some patchy fog to start off the morning, but that should quickly lift by 8:00 am or so. After that, skies will be mostly clear, but you will notice that the clouds will build in coverage throughout the day. A stray shower may be possible during the late morning hours, but I believe any rain chances will hold off until the early afternoon hours. At this point, I'm going with a 30% chance of a few scattered showers and storms during the afternoon, with the higher chances of heavier storms move in just before sunset. Afternoon highs will top out in the mid-80s and winds will be light and variable through the day. Winds are expected to pick up a little right at the beginning of the evening hours as the cold front gets closer to the area.
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.