Dover International Speedway

NASCAR 2013 DOVER FORECAST

2013 Dover International Speedway NASCAR Race Day Weather Forecast

I expect the NASCAR Sprint Cup race today at Dover International Speedway will be mostly dry and continued very warm and humid, like it’s been all weekend. Highs this afternoon once again up into the mid to upper 80s. 

The only concern with the forecast is an approaching cold front. This has been mentioned the last couple of days but it appears timing is still on the side of NASCAR. The showers and possible storms are not expected to arrive in Dover until late afternoon, more like early afternoon. The main concern for storms and strong to severe storms is when the race is over and fans are heading home or to camping. Heavy rain, lightning and strong to potentially damaging winds are possible. 

While there is a small threat of showers and storms in the afternoon, it isn’t until late afternoon and early evening, I expect NASCAR to race and finish today. 

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SUNDAY:
12 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Pre-race – Sun and clouds, hot and humid – temp: 83
1 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Sun and clouds, hot and humid – temp: 84
2 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Sun and clouds, hot and humid – temp: 85
3 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Sun and clouds, hot and humid – temp: 85
4 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Sun and clouds, hot and humid, chance of a shower or storm – temp: 84

NASCAR 2013 DOVER FORECAST

2013 Dover International Speedway NASCAR Weather Forecast: Sunny, Hot and Humid

The weather forecast for NASCAR at Dover International Speedway has become completely dry but the heat and humidity continue. Today highs will be in the upper 80s but when you factor in how humid it will be like at least 90. There will be just a slight breeze out of the south between 5 and 15 mph.

Sunday, while a little cooler, is still very warm and humid. Afternoon temperatures will reach the mid 80s but with the humidity it will feel much hotter. The front that I was watching for the potential of an isolated shower or storm is slower so Sunday’s weather looks dry and mostly sunny. The only weather concern we have for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race is the heat and humidity. Enjoy the racing this weekend.

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SATURDAY:
10:00 a.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Mostly sunny, hot and humid – temp: 82
11:05 a.m. EDT
Nationwide Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny, hot and humid – temp: 84
12:50 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Mostly sunny, hot and humid – temp: 86
2:30 p.m. EDT
Nationwide Race – Mostly sunny, hot and humid – temp: 87

SUNDAY:
12 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Pre-race – Mostly sunny, hot and humid – temp: 82
1 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly sunny, hot and humid – temp: 83
2 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly sunny, hot and humid – temp: 84
3 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly sunny, hot and humid – temp: 85
4 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly sunny, hot and humid – temp: 84

NASCAR 2013 DOVER FORECAST

2013 Dover International Speedway NASCAR Weather Forecast: Mostly Sunny and Hot

The NASCAR weather forecast for this weekend at Dover International Speedway is mostly dry. It will be very warm with highs both today and Saturday in the upper 80s to even near 90 degrees. There will be plenty of sunshine and no worry of rain for the Camping World Series Truck race tonight or the Nationwide Series race on Saturday.

Sunday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race looks mostly dry but an approaching cold front could spark some scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. Like most fronts that move through it all comes down to timing. Based on current forecast trends, we should be able to get the whole race in before any rain arrives. I am just leaving in the mention of showers developing afternoon into evening on Sunday

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FRIDAY:
10:05 a.m. EDT
Camping World Truck Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny and hot – temp: 80
11:00 a.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Mostly sunny and hot – temp: 84
12:40 p.m. EDT
Nationwide Series Final Practice – Mostly sunny and hot – temp: 86
3:15 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny and hot – temp: 89
5:00 p.m. EDT
Camping World Truck Series – Mostly sunny and hot – temp: 89

SATURDAY:
10:00 a.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Mostly sunny and hot – temp: 82
11:05 a.m. EDT
Nationwide Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny and hot – temp: 84
12:50 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Mostly sunny and hot – temp: 86
2:30 p.m. EDT
Nationwide Race – Mostly sunny and hot – temp: 87

SUNDAY:
12 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Pre-race – Partly sunny – temp: 82
1 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Partly sunny – temp: 83
2 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Partly sunny – temp: 84
3 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Partly sunny – temp: 84
4 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Partly sunny, slight chance of a t’storm – temp: 84

DOVER NASCAR WEATHER FORECAST

2012 Dover International Speedway Weather Forecast: Possible Showers But Not All Wet

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FORECAST UPDATE FRIDAY 5:00 a.m. EDT (9/28/2012):

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FRIDAY FORECAST:
Mostly cloudy, chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.
Winds: South 5-10 mph
High: 78

SATURDAY FORECAST:
Sun and clouds, mostly dry and cooler, slight chance of an isolated shower.
Winds: North 5-10 mph
High: 72

SUNDAY FORECAST:
Partly sunny, chance of a scattered afternoon shower, but mostly dry.
Winds: East 5-10 mph
High: 73

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2012 Dover International Speedway Weather Forecast: Possible Showers During the Weekend

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FORECAST UPDATE THURSDAY 2 p.m. EDT (5/31/2012):

The main concern with this weekend’s forecast at Dover International Speedway is the possibility of storms on Friday, lingering into Saturday morning. With another possible threat of showers late on Sunday.

That sounds like a big mess with rain but based on timing the only day of real concern is Friday. Cold front will move through the Eastcoast on Friday afternoon and evening. Storms some strong to potentially severe are possible as this system moves through. This could be a problem for the final Sprint Cup practice and Camping World truck race.

Timing will be key on exiting system Saturday morning. A few showers and storms could linger but right now I expect it to be mostly dry, cooler with sunshine on Saturday. Highs will be in the mid to low 70s.

For Sunday, it looks mostly dry but some of the computer models want to swing a disturbance through late Sunday afternoon. If the timing of this changes for earlier then a few isolated or scattered showers would be possible. At this point I am not worried about rain on Sunday, just letting everyone know what I see.

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Dover International Speedway NASCAR in Race Weather Update

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IN RACE UPDATE 3:30pm EDT:
Rain is about 10-15 miles west of Dover International Speedway. Moving slow and also weakening some (as of 3:30 pm EDT) Couple scenarios could happen:
- Rain weakens and dissipates to nothing, that would be the best case.
- It diminishes to a smaller area and doesn’t last long.
- Worst Case. It is slow moving moderate shower that causes us to lose the track.

My thinking is this shower is still an hour away. Easily we get past halfway, but a full race could be in doubt depending if there numerous cautions that slow the race down. Follow me on Twitter @NASCAR_WXMAN for the latest Weather updates during the race.

Dover International Speedway NASCAR Race Day Weather Forecast: Mostly Dry but a Shower is Possible

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SUNDAY Oct. 2

Mostly Cloudy, possible scattered shower or two, chilly
High: 58

SUNDAY:
2:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly cloudy, breezy, chilly, possible scattered shower – temp: 57

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Dover International and Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Weather Forecast:

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SAT
Oct. 1
SUN
Oct. 2

Much cooler, with sun and clouds. Isolated shower possible. Very chilly, sun and clouds.
High: 62
Low: 53
High: 58
Low: 44

FORECAST UPDATE FRIDAY  11 PM EDT:
The forecast has not changed, and scattered showers remain a possibility all weekend thanks to a stalled upper level system.  Skies will range from partly to mostly cloudy, it will be chilly (highs in low 60s and upper 50s) with westerly winds 10 to 20 mph. Chilly air along with instability from the upper level storm and a new surface low off the east coast will allow for scattered showers through the weekend.

My take on these showers is that they will be hit or miss. I am hoping for more miss than hit. This kind of activity is very hard to forecast and pinpoint, actually it is impossible. I expect there to more dry time than wet but that doesn’t mean one of these showers doesn’t work its way over the track and cause possible delays.

SATURDAY:
12:00 p.m EDT
Nationwide Qualifying – Clouds & sun, scattered showers & chilly – temp: 60
1:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Qualifying – Clouds & sun, scattered showers & chilly – temp: 62
3:30 p.m EDT
Nationwide Race – Clouds & sun, scattered showers & chilly – temp: 62

SUNDAY:
2:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly cloudy, breezy, chilly, possible scattered shower – temp: 58


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Other than some drizzle Saturday morning the forecast for Kentucky Speedway is partly sunny and chilly. Highs will only reach the mid 50s and winds will be blustery 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY:
4:15 p.m EDT
Truck Qualifying – Partly sunny, chilly – temp: 55
8:00 p.m EDT
Truck Race – Partly sunny, chilly – temp: 48

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Dover International Speedway NASCAR Weather Forecast: Rain in the Forecast but When?

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Dover, DE

FRI
Sept. 30
SAT
Oct. 1
SUN
Oct. 2

Sunshine and clouds Much cooler, with sun and clouds. Isolated shower possible. Very chilly, sun and clouds.
High: 75
Low:  58
High: 61
Low: 53
High: 58
Low: 44

FORECAST UPDATE THURSDAY  5 PM EDT:

As I mentioned yesterday, for over a week a cut off upper level low has been impacting the Great Lakes and Midwest. (You can see this in the image above over Wisconsin) This system will finally begins to move east this weekend allowing for some very chill air to invade the Northeast. For the NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway, this system can’t be trusted. In my professional opinion this upper level storm will be too close for comfort this weekend. Scattered rain showers look very likely for Saturday. Because they are going to be more scattered in nature this doesn’t mean we won’t get qualifying or the Nationwide race in, it just means it is a threat that could cause delays.

For Sunday, most forecasts I’ve looked at from the National Weather Service, AccuWeather to even Weather.com have Sunday partly sunny, cool, breezy and dry. I am not convinced. From my experience with upper level storms, these systems have a tendency of busting a dry forecast. I do agree that it will be very chilly (highs in the upper 50s), breezy (winds 10 to 20 mph)  and even mostly dry, but I think it is still important to at least mention the possibility that a light sprinkle or shower could form and be a threat on Sunday.

The bottom line is we will see racing this weekend at Dover, I currently don’t see anything that makes this a washout or need to stay an extra day for a Monday race. I just feel it is important to let everyone know all scenarios and possibilities. I love this sport and just like all of the fans and all associated with NASCAR I want to see racing on Sunday. We still have four days until Sunday so timing will more than likely change, it always does. If you are going to the race, I’d bring some rain gear just in case, especially for Saturday but I wouldn’t worry too much about not seeing a race on Sunday.

FRIDAY:
11 a.m EDT
Sprint Cup Practice – Partly sunny – temp: 71
12:30 p.m EDT
Nationwide Final Practice –  Partly sunny – temp: 74
2:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Final Practice – Partly Sunny – temp: 76

SATURDAY:
12:00 p.m EDT
Nationwide Qualifying – Clouds & sun, scattered showers & chilly – temp: 57
1:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Qualifying – Clouds & sun, scattered showers & chilly – temp: 58
3:30 p.m EDT
Nationwide Race – Clouds & sun, scattered showers & chilly – temp: 59

SUNDAY:
2:00 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly cloudy, breezy, chilly, slight chance of an isolated shower – temp: 58

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Dover International Speedway NASCAR Weather Forecast: Will the Forecast be a Monster?

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Dover, DE

THU
Sept. 29
FRI
Sept. 30
SAT
Oct. 1
SUN
Oct. 2

Mostly cloudy, showers likely, most in the morning. Clouds and sunshine scattered shower possible. Much cooler, with sun and clouds. Isolated shower possible. Very chilly, sun and clouds.
High: 78
Low: 65
High: 75
Low:  58
High: 61
Low: 53
High: 60
Low: 44

FORECAST UPDATE WEDNESDAY  5 PM EDT:
An upper level storm that has been stalled over the Midwest and Great Lakes for nearly a week and will start to move east Thursday and Friday. This upper level disturbance will keep chances of showers Thursday and Friday. Saturday looks mostly dry and  much cooler, but not ruling out a stray shower during the day because of the close proximity of the upper level storm system and timing of the system. Sunday is dry and very chilly as highs struggle to reach the 60s.

I will have an update for Kentucky and the truck race later tonight.

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