By Doug Schneider
I'm breathing a big sigh of relief today, as the latest forecast for Hurricane Hermine takes it farther east than yesterday's forecast, keeping it offshore on Sunday, far away from Watkins Glen. Here's the latest NHC forecast track:
With Hermine expected to take a more eastern path, and with the models in good agreement with this path, I feel comfortable going back to a dry forecast today. A cold front moved through the area last night, and behind it, high pressure will settle over upstate New York. It should be a beautiful weekend at Watkins Glen, with plenty of sunshine and highs each day in the 70s. Hermine may add a little cloud cover on Sunday, but that should be its only impact.
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.