NASCAR at Homestead-Miami 2013 race day weather forecast

With the 2013 NASCAR season coming to an end at Homestead-Miami Speedway, what role will weather play in deciding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.

Mostly sunny and dry weather is on tap for the final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2013 NASCAR season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Your last NASCAR weather forecast for the 2013 season is calling for mostly to partly sunny skies this afternoon in South Florida. Temperatures will be warm reaching the mid 80s in the afternoon and a stiff east wind between 10 and 15 mph will make for a breezy afternoon and evening. Other than that no weather problems are expected for the Ford EcoBoost 400.

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While weather will not be a concern in south Florida this afternoon, the same can not be said for the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. While this has nothing to do with today's Sprint Cup race, many fans live in these areas and could be impacted by severe weather.

When you think of severe weather and severe weather outbreaks you don't normally think of the month of November, but severe can and does occur. Strong storm system along with it's trailing cold front will spark a line of strong to severe storms across Illinois, Indiana, southern Michigan, and northern Kentucky. Many of these places, not only have NASCAR fans but even NASCAR tracks.

Threat today, especially later this afternoon and evening will be a line of strong to severe storms with strong damaging winds, hail and even the threat of tornadoes. It will be important for all fans in these areas to monitor local media coverage and pay close attention to changing weather. I will do what I can to push important weather information out through Twitter, so follow me @NASCAR_WXMAN and like me on Facebook for weather updates later today.

On one final note, I just want to thank all of you who take the time to read my weather column here on SBNation.com. Through your support and even your following on Social Media you have opened new doors and opportunities for me in NASCAR and in broadcasting. You, the NASCAR fan, are the reason I do weather forecasts and updates each and every week during the NASCAR season. I am just like you, a fan, I take time off work, travel, and spend money for that great NASCAR experience. In all of these plans, the last thing I want is bad weather to ruin the experience and force me to leave or miss out on a race. My goal is to give you the most accurate weather forecast I can each and every week. I may not always get it right but I do my best and I do it for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and look forward to doing it all over again in 2014.

Conditions in Homestead, FL: Click here for Current Weather Conditions | Look at Doppler Radar | Mobile Friendly Site | Mobile Radar

SUNDAY:
1 p.m ET
Sprint Cup pre-race – Partly sunny – temp: 84
2 p.m ET
Sprint Cup pre-race – Partly sunny – temp: 84
3 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny – temp: 83
4 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny – temp: 83
5 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny – temp: 81
6 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny – temp: 78
7 p.m ET
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy – temp: 77

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