By Doug Schneider
Not much has changed with the forecast for Pocono Raceway this weekend. The pattern looks much the same as it did a couple days ago, with high pressure off the Atlantic coastline feeding moisture into eastern Pennsylvania from the southeast ahead of an approaching cold front and upper level trough. I've bumped up the chance of rain on Saturday, as the amount of moisture that will be in the area suggests scattered coverage of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Sunday still has a good chance of some showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. The timing of a cold front crossing the state from west to east still looks close to what it did on Monday, which gives me more confidence in the forecast. The chance that the race will be interrupted by rain is 50%.
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.