A weak low pressure system through the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere will be crossing Georgia on Friday and Friday night. I am feeling more confident about this forecast than my last update, because the models are coming into better agreement about this system. I expect that sprinkles or light showers will begin around midday, and be on and off through the afternoon. It does not look like it will be heavy enough to cancel or delay any racing, but the MPC race and WeatherTech qualifying could be interesting, with the potential need for wet tires if a shower persists long enough. The bulk of the rain with this system is now expected to move through Road Atlanta on Friday night, and exit around sunrise on Saturday morning.
Saturday continues to look like a beautiful day for racing. The day will start with mostly cloudy skies, but it will become mostly sunny by the afternoon. Along with the sunshine, a southwest wind at 10 to 20 mph will bring mild temperatures reaching into the mid 70s. Temperatures around the end of the race will be in the lower 60s.
For the campers, lows on Saturday night will drop to the mid 50s. Sunday will have mostly sunny skies, a breezy northwest wind, and highs in the mid 60s.
I'll be at the track tomorrow so this is my last update. I'll try to post some radar updates on our Twitter account if possible.