NASCAR at Nashville climate updates: Rain, lightning power potential evening race end

Rain at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday is wanting like a really actual risk.

Along with predicting a sizzling day with temperatures within the 90s, the Nationwide Climate Service is asking for showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. CT and earlier than 11 p.m. CT.

For sure, that is not perfect for a race through which the inexperienced flag is scheduled to drop at 5:23 p.m. ET (4:23 p.m. CT). The humidity will already be excessive, so showers main up and in the course of the race are to be anticipated.

In response to Fox Sports activities’ Bob Pockrass, the race can’t be moved as much as 4 p.m. CT, as a result of that decision needs to be made 24 hours upfront.

Sporting Information can have climate updates for the Nashville race as Sunday unfolds.

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NASCAR at Nashville climate updates

All occasions Japanese

9:53 p.m.: After a protracted, lengthy delay … it is time to go racing.

9:33 p.m.:

8:59 p.m.: Per the NBC broadcast, it should take vans a minimum of an hour and a half to dry the observe from rain within the space (roughly 10:30 p.m. ET). Time allowing, the race will resume round that point, no later than 11 p.m. on USA Community (keep in mind, Nashville Superspeedway has lights).

In any other case, the race will resume tomorrow at midday ET.

8:47 p.m.: Reminder that Nashville Superspeedway is offering updates straight from the supply.

7:52 p.m.: Extra crimson flag circumstances after one other lightning strike. Solely 15 laps stay till the midway level of the race, at which level one other delay would finish the race, outcomes as is.

6:30 p.m.: Drivers are reentering their automobiles, in order that’s the top of the lightning strike delay — for now.

5:58 p.m.: Followers have been requested to depart the stands until additional discover, although a return to racing circumstances seems to be on observe for six:29 p.m. ET.

5:35 p.m.: A lightning strike seven miles throughout the observe has triggered a compulsory 30-minute delay.

4:04 p.m.: The inexperienced flag is predicted to wave at Nashville at 5:11 p.m. ET.

NASCAR at Nashville climate forecast

Nationwide Climate Service

  • Probability of rain (Sunday): “Showers and thunderstorms doubtless, primarily after 4 p.m. Principally cloudy, with a excessive close to 93. … Probability of precipitation is 70 %. New rainfall quantities between 1 / 4 and half of an inch potential.”
  • Probability of rain (Sunday evening): “Showers and thunderstorms doubtless, primarily earlier than 1 a.m. Principally cloudy, with a low round 68. … Probability of precipitation is 60 %. New rainfall quantities between 1 / 4 and half of an inch potential.”
  • Excessive temperature: 92
  • Low temperature: 68

Sunday’s forecast as of three:30 p.m. ET June 26:

  • Sunday: “Showers and thunderstorms doubtless, primarily after 4 p.m. Principally cloudy, with a excessive close to 93. Warmth index values as excessive as 98. Southwest wind round 5 mph. Probability of precipitation is 70 %. New rainfall quantities between 1 / 4 and half of an inch potential.”
  • Sunday evening: “Showers and thunderstorms doubtless, primarily earlier than 1 a.m. Principally cloudy, with a low round 68. West northwest wind round 5 mph. Probability of precipitation is 60 %. New rainfall quantities between 1 / 4 and half of an inch potential.”

The Climate Channel

  • Probability of rain (Sunday): 70 %
  • Probability of rain (Sunday evening): 70 %
  • Winds: 5-10 mph
  • Excessive temperature: 94
  • Low temperature: 69

Sunday’s forecast as of June 26:

  • Sunday: “Partly cloudy skies in the course of the morning hours. Thunderstorms doubtless within the afternoon. Storms might include sturdy gusty winds. Excessive 96F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Probability of rain 70%.”
  • Sunday evening: “Thunderstorms within the night will give option to cloudy skies in a single day. Low 68F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Probability of rain 70%.”