Low pressure, over western New England on Friday morning, will progress eastward to the eastern New England coast where it will stall and remain for the bulk of coming weekend. The upper level energy associated with the surface storm will lag behind over the 5 track span for the bulk of this race day outlook. Unfortunately, conditions look less than ideal for the running of holiday weekend races across the region.
The presence of the upper level energy will keep the skies cloudy, and occasional showers over the region for the bulk of the next 24 to 48 hours. In addition, a northwesterly winds will blow between 10-20 MPH, with some higher gusts at times, through the period. With temperatures only forecast to be in the 50’s, this will make it feel more like the end of the racing season (i.e. late September and early October), as opposed to the heart of the racing season. Those racing venues who decide to brave the elements this weekend will have to deal with these grey, murky, damp, and raw conditions.
Due to the fact that a lot of the moisture associated with this large system will be focused over New England, and areas south and east of the 5 track span, more steadier rainfall looks likely over those areas, while as a more showery scheme looks likely over New York state. Nevertheless, as previously stated, the forecast looks quite dismal.
…FRIDAY RACE TRACK FORECASTS…
Albany-Saratoga Speedway: Steady morning rains will eventually yield to a more showery scenario over this area through the day Friday. A brisk northwesterly breeze will combine with temperatures hovering in the low to mid 50’s to make it feel quite damp and raw. Showers will linger through race time tonight, with bouts of steadier rain possible at times.
Dodge City Speedway: Showery weather will persist most of the day as radar indicates the rainfall associated with the cold front has moved east of this track, however, additional showers associated with the upper level low pressure system are lurking further west, in central New York, and are advancing eastward. Raw and damp conditions look likely, with northwesterly winds adding to the chill as temperatures struggle to escape the low to mid 50’s.
Glen Ridge Motorsports Park: Although radar indicates light precipitation exiting this area early this morning, the showery weather mentioned above over central New York should be slowly working into this area through the day. The northwesterly breeze expected at the other tracks should also be prevalent here, keeping a raw and damp Friday in store for the area. Temperatures at race time should be in the low 50’s, and will likely drop into the upper 40’s by early evening.
…SATURDAY RACE TRACK FORECASTS…
Fonda Speedway: Unsettled weather is expected as intermittent showery conditions looks to persist for the bulk of the day over this area. In addition, brisk northwesterly winds will combine with temperatures in the mid 50’s to make it feel downright chilly at times.
Lebanon Valley Speedway: Periods of rain and showers look likely over this area for the bulk of the day. This track, being the furthest east of the tracks featured in the race day forecast, will be closest in proximity to the surface low pressure area stalled over the coast. Thus, the highest probability of a steadier rainfall, especially during the daytime hours, exists here. Precipitation should become more showery by afternoon though, as the low pressure area slowly begins to saunter northeastward, away from the area. Damp, raw, and brisk conditions are expected as northerly to northwesterly winds of 10-20 MPH buffet this area as well.
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