LATEST RACEDAY FORECASTS

Because of the easy forecast for Vegas and Hurricane Florence’s impending landfall and slow trek across the Carolinas, I am going to forgo the weekend schedule forecast.

The biggest things to know about the weekend forecast is that it’ll be HOT and windy with highs near 100F and sustained winds in the 20-25 mph range in Saturday and Sunday with gusts in excess of 30+ mph.

If you’re going to the race, stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and have a great time!

At 11 AM EDT, Florence was located 20 miles SW of Wilmington, NC and was moving WSW at 3 mph. Max sustained winds are 80 mph and about 6-12” rain has already fallen across the area closest to the landfall point. An additional 24-30” rain is possible across area, while a swath of 4-8” rain is possible across portions of NC. Note that this forecast model image shows all new rain since 8 AM EDT Friday and goes through Sunday night, 8 PM.

Flooding from both storm surge in coastal areas and from “fresh water flooding”, from the rain, are occurring and not to be trifled with. Storm surge of up to 10 feet have already been reported along the coast.

This continues to be a dangerous situation. Remember, no matter where you are in the path of the storm, Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Watches & warnings:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
* South Santee River South Carolina to Duck North Carolina
* Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico
Rivers

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
* Edisto Beach South Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* South Santee River South Carolina to Bogue Inlet North Carolina
* Pamlico Sound

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Edisto Beach South Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Edisto Beach South Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina
* Bogue Inlet North Carolina to Duck North Carolina
* Albemarle Sound

NASCAR at the Brickyard

Weather discussion – 3:40PM EDT Sun: Both the Xfinity & MENCS races will be held Monday due to the weather conditions at IMS. The Monday forecast for IMS is a lot better with rain finally moving out of the area, but cloudy skies holding in.

Episode 89 of the Lapped Traffic podcast features Brandon’s trip to Darlington, while I discuss the IMS rainy forecast.

For additional information with a little extra NASCAR content, images, and my thoughts, check out my Facebook page at RaceWeather and on Twitter at RaceWeather

Mon. Sept 10,
10:00 AM
Lilly Diabetes 250 (NXS) Variably cloudy, 66°F
Mon. Sept 10,
2:00 PM
Big Machine Vodka 400 (MENCS) Variably cloudy, 69°F
Local radar (Indianapolis, IN) Local observations (Indianapolis, IN)
Visible satellite – Indiana Infrared satellite – Midwest
All schedule times are EDT.
Updated: Sun. Sept 9, 3:45 PM EDT
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