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2012 Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR Weather Forecast: Chance of Scattered Showers And Storms

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Conditions in Bristol, TN:
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Bristol, TN

SAT
MAR 17
SUN
MAR 18

Partly sunny, Mostly Dry, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms Partly sunny, Mostly Dry, possible pop up afternoon showers & posible t’storms
High: 77
Low: 50
High: 78
Low: 53

FORECAST UPDATE SATURDAY 7:00 AM EDT (3/15/2012):

Although there are scattered showers in the forecast this weekend for Bristol Motor Speedway, the majority of the time should be dry and rain free. This doesn’t mean a shower won’t threaten and or even hit the track, it just means because the showers and storms will be scattered across the area, many could miss the track than hit it. 

Best chance for widespread scattered showers and storms will be Saturday afternoon when we get into the heating of the day. Best time would be from 2 p.m. EDT until 8 p.m. EDT in the evening. Bristol has lights, but I don’t know if NASCAR would move the Nationwide race to Saturday night if showers were to delay or postpone. I guess it is always an option. 

Sunday’s forecast is a little better, there’s still the possibility of some scattered showers developing in the afternoon but they don’t look to be as widespread as Saturday. 

Both Saturday and Sunday will feature partly sunny skies, and very warm temperatures for mid March. High temperatures in the afternoon will be in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

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2012 Bristol Motor Speedway Weather Forecast: Friday Afternoon Update

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Conditions in Bristol, TN:
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Bristol, TN

FRI
MAR 16
SAT
MAR 17
SUN
MAR 18

Scattered showers and storms Sun & clouds, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms Partly sunny, Mostly Dry, possible pop up afternoon showers & posible t’storms
High: 75 High: 77
Low: 48
High: 78
Low: 50

FORECAST UPDATE FRIDAY 3:30 PM EDT (3/15/2012):

Showers have been forming through central Tennessee this afternoon. It looks like they should be able to get Sprint Cup qualifying in, but the K&N Pro Series East race later this evening could be dealing with some rain.

Forecast overall is relatively unchanged. There will be dry time along with the threat of scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. The best chance for rain appears to be Saturday. Similar to what we saw today but as you may have noticed rain was NOT a factor in practice or qualifying. In the afternoon on Saturday, scattered showers and storms are expected to form, the question is when and where. If they form all around Bristol Motor Speedway and don’t hit the track then that is a win for NASCAR. Just keep in mind it only takes one lone shower or storm to move over the track to cause problems and delays.

For Sunday, the forecast is a little better. Isolated and scattered showers or storms are still possible in the afternoon. I will need to keep an eye on the radar through out the race but I feel like NASCAR should be able to get the Food City 500 in on Sunday.

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2012 Bristol Motor Speedway Weather Forecast: Chances of Rain All Weekend

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Conditions in Bristol, TN:
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Bristol, TN

FRI
MAR 16
SAT
MAR 17
SUN
MAR 18

Areas of Showers & T’storms Sun & clouds, possible afternoon showers and thunderstorms Sun & Clouds, Mostly Dry, pop up afternoon showers & posible t’storms
High: 75
Low: 52
High: 77
Low: 48
High: 78
Low: 50

FORECAST UPDATE THURSDAY 9PM EDT (3/15/2012):

These are the toughest forecasts I do each season. We have unseasonably warm air in place with lots of low level moisture. You combine that with weak upper level disturbances moving through and we increase the threat of rain, especially in the afternoon. This pattern is more like a late spring to early summer with scattered and pop showers and storms developing in the afternoon.

The best chance for rain is Friday afternoon as a disturbance moves over eastern Tennessee. There is a high probability that Nationwide and Sprint Cup practices could get washed out along with Cup qualifying if these storms and showers become very wide spread during the midday and early afternoon. Showers and storms will continue into Friday evening.

For Saturday, rain is not as wide spread and becomes more scattered but still remains a threat. There should be plenty of dry time but what makes this forecast so challenging is you never know when or where one of these pop-up storms will form and move during the day. Storms and showers will develop during the afternoon on Saturday. Rain activity will be scattered and this is why there is an equal chance of seeing a shower as there is NOT seeing a shower over Bristol Motor Speedway. This will be a forecast that will change with every hour and minute.

Sunday the threat of rain decreases as high pressure tries to build in but isolated pop up storms are still a small threat during the afternoon. This is the best day of the three but it only takes on shower or storm to move over the track to cause delays and problems. Will have another update early Friday morning.

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2012 Bristol Motor Speedway Weather Forecast: Mostly Dry, But Isolated Chance of Rain

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Conditions in Bristol, TN:
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Bristol, TN

THU
MAR 15
FRI
MAR 16
SAT
MAR 17
SUN
MAR 18

Chance of Showers & Storms Showers & T’storms Likely Sun & Clouds, Mostly Dry, Isolated Shower or Storm Sun & Clouds, Mostly Dry, Isolated Shower or Storm
High: 77
Low: 50
High: 74
Low: 52
High: 77
Low: 49
High: 78
Low: 47

FORECAST UPDATE WEDNESDAY 6PM ET (3/14/2012):
Just because the forecast above shows rain and lightning doesn’t mean the entire weekend is a washout. The best chance of rain and storms looks to be Thursday into Friday. Saturday and Sunday there could be pop up to scattered showers around but there will be a lot of dry time. This doesn’t mean a shower won’t hit Bristol Motor Speedway over the weekend but the likelihood is small.

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