2013 NASCAR at Bristol Motor Speedway race day weather forecast: Chance of showers

Race Day Weather Forecast for Bristol Motor Speedway March 2013 - NASCAR WXMAN, Meteorologist Brian Neudorff

The NASCAR Weatherman, Meteorologist Brian Neudorff, thinks race today but not with out the possibility of rain delay or two

Does the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race today at Bristol Motor Speedway? Yes I believe they do, but not without the threat of a couple of rain showers and the possibility of a rain delay or two. Stall front will be draped across the Tennessee Valley today. Along and near this boundary will be scattered showers. While it is hard to know exactly when showers will form and where they will go, it appears by most forecast data that a good deal of activity takes place this morning and then becoming more broken and scattered as we go into the afternoon and evening. This give me enough confidence to say we see a race today at Bristol Motor Speedway and think the odds of seeing a complete race is 60 to 70 percent.

While I don't anticipate a washout today for the Food City 500, I am not going to rule out the possibility of a rain delay or two. A forecast like this makes it hard to pinpoint the when and where rain showers may develop. It's not always the rain you see on radar that you have to worry about it's the showers you don't see. That means just because the radar doesn't show rain at a particular time doesn't mean that in 15 to 30 minutes a shower forms on radar.

Follow me on Twitter @NASCAR_WXMAN and like me on Facebook for the latest updates on the weather as we go through the afternoon.

Conditions in Bristol, TN
Click here for Current Weather ConditionsLook at Doppler Radar | Mobile Friendly Site | Mobile Radar

Race Schedule: All Times Eastern

SUNDAY:
11 a.m EDT
Sprint Cup pre-race – Cloudy, possible rain showers – temp: 50
12 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup pre-race – Cloudy, possible rain showers – temp: 55
1 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup race – Cloudy, possible rain showers – temp: 57
2 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup race – Cloudy, possible rain showers – temp: 58
3 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup race – Cloudy, possible rain showers – temp: 58
4 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup race – Cloudy, possible rain showers – temp: 59

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.