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NASCAR 2013 DAYTONA FORECAST

2013 NASCAR at Daytona: Coke Zero 400 race day weather forecast

After dealing with rain and the threat of rain the last several weekends, NASCAR finally gets a break with tonight’s Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.

High pressure located out over the Atlantic Ocean will continue to keep the eastern shores of Florida mostly dry. While there is a small chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm, most, if not all the rain activity, will take place through central and western Florida.

The weather forecast for today across Daytona Beach is partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid, with an afternoon high temperatures of near 90 degrees. There is a small chance of an isolated afternoon shower or storm, but with the sea breeze coming in from the east, the activity will be more inland away from Daytona International Speedway.

For the NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the Coke Zero 400, it will be partly cloudy with race temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

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SATURDAY:
6:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Pre-race – Partly sunny – temp: 84
7:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly sunny – temp: 83
8:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly cloudy – temp: 82
9:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly cloudy – temp: 81
10:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race –Partly cloudy – temp: 80

NASCAR 2013 DAYTONA FORECAST

2013 NASCAR at Daytona: Coke Zero 400 weather forecast remains unchanged

The weather forecast remains unchanged for NASCAR this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Daytime temperatures will be hot with highs near 90 and it will be humid. High pressure located over the Atlantic will keep Daytona Beach and the eastern shores of Florida mostly dry. There is still the chance of a pop up shower or storm in the afternoon and early evening but most of the activity will be more inland away from the track.

The forecast for tonight’s Nationwide race is partly cloudy, very warm and humid. There is only a small chance of an isolated evening shower or storm but I don’t expect much if any delay. Same forecast can be expected Saturday night for the Sprint Cup race. Warm and humid, slight chance of an isolated evening storm, otherwise mostly dry.

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FRIDAY:
2:05 p.m EDT
Nationwide Series Qualifying – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 89
4:10 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 90
7:30 p.m EDT
Nationwide Race – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 83

SATURDAY:
6:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Pre-race – Partly sunny – temp: 84
7:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly sunny – temp: 83
8:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly cloudy – temp: 82
9:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly cloudy – temp: 81
10:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race –Partly cloudy – temp: 80

NASCAR 2013 DAYTONA FORECAST

2013 NASCAR at Daytona: Coke Zero 400 weekend weather forecast

We will experience typical “typical” Florida weather this weekend at Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. What is typical Florida weather? Mostly-to-partly-sunny days, hot with highs near 90 and humid. If you’ve ever been to Florida in the summer, then you know a spot shower or storm is likely at anytime during the afternoon. These storms leave as quickly as they form and are more miss than hit.

Forecast this weekend is mostly dry – yes a stray shower, storm or two can’t be ruled out – but I don’t expect any rain to force a rescheduled Sunday race like last weekend in Kentucky.

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THURSDAY:
2:30 p.m EDT
Nationwide Series Practice – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 87
4:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 86
5:30 p.m EDT
Nationwide Series Final Practice – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 84
6:35 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 83

FRIDAY:
2:05 p.m EDT
Nationwide Series Qualifying – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 88
4:10 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 88
7:30 p.m EDT
Nationwide Race – Partly sunny, chance of shower/storm – temp: 85

SATURDAY:
6:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Pre-race – Partly sunny – temp: 84
7:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly sunny – temp: 83
8:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly cloudy – temp: 82
9:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Partly cloudy – temp: 81
10:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race –Partly cloudy – temp: 80

NASCAR 2013 DAYTONA 500 RACE DAY FORECAST

NASCAR 2013 Daytona 500 Race Day Weather Forecast: Rain Threatens but Think We Race

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The threat of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms remain in the forecast this afternoon for the 55th running of the Daytona 500. Cold front will stall across north-central Florida, the location of where this front stalls will be key to where most of the shower and thunderstorm activity occurs.

The above image represents four different forecast models for Sunday afternoon. They all agree that there will be scattered showers along with dry breaks. The only major difference is the location of where the front stalls. As mentioned, this could be the difference of a few delays or a wet afternoon out at the track.

DO WE RACE TODAY? I am sticking with my original forecast, so the answer here is yes. Rain delays and red flags due to weather are a real possibility but because of the scattered nature of the rain, there should be period of dry time. It will give Daytona International Speedway a chance to try out their new track drying system the Air Titan.

THE ODDS WE GET THE RACE IN TODAY? Although I anticipate some rain delays, I would say we have a 50% to 60% chance of getting the race in today and not having to come back on Monday.

This is a challenging forecast, and I expect a long day of keeping an eye on the radar as I watch the race and race coverage this afternoon. As weather changes today please follow me on Twitter @NASCAR_WXMAN and like me on Facebook for the latest weather updates through the weekend.

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NASCAR 2013 DAYTONA 500 FORECAST

NASCAR 2013 Daytona 500: How Will Rain Impact Sunday’s Race?

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The weather forecast for Sunday’s Daytona 500 hasn’t changed much in the last forty-eight hours. The forecast continues to show a chance of scattered rain showers and even an isolated thunderstorm for Sunday afternoon.

DO WE RACE SUNDAY? Yes, I think we race Sunday and it is official meaning we don’t race on Monday. That could also mean a rain shortened race, but at this point I am still around 70% confident we see a complete Daytona 500.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS WE HAVE A TOTALLY RAIN FREE RACE? This is a little harder to answer. It’s possible but based on the forecast I’d say the odds of a totally rain free race is somewhere between 30% and 40%.

WILL WE SEE ANY RAIN DELAYS? Anytime rain is in the forecast for a NASCAR race there is absolutely a possibility of a delay. I think at least one delays is very possible. It comes down to where will all the rain showers and thunderstorms develop and where will the move once they form? We won’t know that until they show up on radar. As you will see me say many times this NASCAR season, “It’s not the rain you see you need to worry about it’s the rain you don’t.”

WHAT’S MONDAY’S FORECAST? I honestly don’t think there is a need for this forecast but people have asked so I thought I’d mention it. It looks about the same as Sunday. Scattered showers and possible thunderstorm.

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NASCAR 2013 DAYTONA 500 FORECAST

NASCAR 2013 Daytona 500: Will Sunday’s Race be Washed Out?

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Weather remains fairly quiet today and tomorrow as NASCAR prepares for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Warm temperatures are expected as we go through this afternoon and into Saturday. Highs will reach the low to mid 80s and it will even be a little humid. The only weather concern we have the next two days will be a slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm on Saturday for the Nationwide Series race in the afternoon.

The main weather focus for this weekend at Daytona International Speedway is for Sunday’s 55th running of the Great American Race. Cold front moves in across northern Florida Saturday night and into Sunday, bringing a chance of rain and even a few thunderstorms. The front stalls over Daytona Beach on Sunday, and this will be the focusing mechanism for shower and storm develop during the afternoon and evening.

Since Wednesday the threat of rain has continually increased over northern and central Florida. While I stop short of calling a second straight rain out for the Daytona 500, there could definitely be some rain delays during the day, and possibly even rain shortened. The new Air Titan drier at Daytona International Speedway may be put to the test.

My odds of us seeing the complete Daytona 500 on Sunday is between 50% and 60%. I don’t like the trend I am seeing in the forecast, but it doesn’t look like a washout. I think we will see scattered showers and thunderstorms form through the morning and into the afternoon. When I say scattered showers, imagine dropping a handful of marbles onto the floor and they scattered all over the place. You don’t know where they will go and stop but they are there all over the floor. That’s the challenge of forecasting this kind of rain.

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NASCAR 2013 DAYTONA 500 FORECAST

NASCAR 2013 Daytona 500: Rain Chances Increase for the Weekend

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Unlike other sports, NASCAR starts its season with their premiere event, the Daytona 500. Weather is always a concern for NASCAR, but of all the weather forecasts I do during the year, this is the most important . In the 54-year history of the Great American Race, the Daytona 500 has only ran once on a Monday and that was last year. The question is, will history repeat itself?

Weather forecast for today’s Budweiser Duel is quite nice. Plenty of sunshine with temperatures this afternoon in the low to mid 70s.

Rain chances are on the increase for Daytona International Speedway Friday through Sunday. Friday’s rain threat is minimum as a weak surface disturbance passes by late in the day and into the evening. I think just a slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm Friday afternoon and evening, but shouldn’t impact the Camping World Truck Series race.

Saturday, a cold front presses closer to north and central Florida during the afternoon. Like Friday, there is a slight chance of an afternoon shower or even an isolated thunderstorm. Although the chance of rain is worth mentioning, Saturday afternoon’s Nationwide Series race should remain mostly dry with just a very small chance of a delay.

Cold front slides through and stalls close to Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Rain chances have increased over the last few days, enough to mention the chance of a shower during the Great American race. This worries me some, but at this point I am confident in thinking we will see the 55th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. I am stopping short of saying the race is totally dry. Stalled cold fronts that close to an event always make me nervous. Couple miles shift north or south with these boundaries could mean the difference between a totally dry race, and a rain delayed race. Probability of seeing a race on Sunday, better than 70%.

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NASCAR DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS FORECAST

NASCAR At Daytona International Speedway 2013: Slight Chance of Shower, Turning Colder and Windy

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For many NASCAR fans, tonight’s Sprint Unlimited is the end of a long long wait for the start of the 2013 NASCAR season. A cold front will be working through Florida later this afternoon and evening. This could spark a shower or two but most of the time should be dry.

With this front, winds will increase out of the west-northwest and could cause wind gusts of 25 to 30 mph. Temperatures will fall and be in the mid to low 50s by the time of the race. I don’t expect any weather problems for tonight. If we do see a shower I expect it to be sometime between 4 and 6 p.m.

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SATURDAY:
2:00 p.m ET
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Clouds and sun, chance of an isolated rain shower – temp: 63
6:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited Pre-race – Partly cloudy, windy, slight chance of a shower – temp: 57
7:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited Pre-race – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 54
8:10 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 53
9:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 50
10:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 47

SUNDAY:
1:05 p.m. ET
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny chilly and breezy – temp: 50-53

2013 NASCAR Daytona Speed Weeks Weather Forecast

NASCAR At Daytona International Speedway 2013: Rain Ends, Much Colder this Weekend

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As we prepare for the start of the 2013 NASCAR season, many remember how the 2012 season started, with rain. The last few days have been wet across Daytona International speedway, but weather is expected to improve the rest of today and as we go into the weekend.

The only concern we have this weekend is the passage of a cold front Saturday afternoon. Clouds will increase and so will the winds as we go into Saturday afternoon and evening. Winds will be out of the west-northwest and could gust to near and at times over twenty-five miles per hour.

With the front passage it will turn colder for Saturday night and the Sprint Unlimited. Temperatures will fall into the low 50s and just before the race during the late afternoon and early evening There is just the slightest chance of of a quick passing isolated shower with the front but right now I think most of Saturday is dry and not really worried about any rain delays at this point.

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FRIDAY:
5:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited Practice – Partly cloudy – temp: 65
6:30 p.m ET
Final Sprint Unlimited Practice – Partly cloudy – temp: 61

SATURDAY:
11:00 a.m ET
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Partly sunny – temp: 63
2:00 p.m ET
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Clouds and sun, chance of an isolated rain shower – temp: 64
6:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited Pre-race – Partly cloudy, windy, slight chance of a shower – temp: 57
7:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited Pre-race – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 54
8:10 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 52
9:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 49
10:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 47

SUNDAY:
1:05 p.m. ET
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny chilly and breezy – temp: 50-53

ROLEX 24 HOUR FORECAST

GRAND-AM Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona 2013 Weather forecast: Nice Weather This Weekend

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Nice weather this weekend. Let’s hope this continues for the Daytona 500 in a couple of weeks.

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