The weather pattern on Friday will have a low pressure system moving east across the Great Lakes region, with high pressure off the East Coast. This will make Friday a fairly typical summer day, with scattered afternoon showers popping up as instability increases, and high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. The chance of rain at the track is only 30%, but the expected timing in the mid to late afternoon could affect the qualifying sessions.
As the low pressure system tracks from the Great Lakes to western New York, moisture will increase over Connecticut. On Saturday afternoon, instability from daytime heating and lift ahead of the trough will make showers and thunderstorms likely. The most likely time for rain to start is near or after 2 pm, so the WeatherTech race is the most likely race to see impacts. Lightning and a brief heavy downpour will be possible, which could temporarily stop the race.
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