Rain showers have spread farther north than anticipated which could have an impact on Phoenix International Raceway and this afternoon's NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Storm system has tracked farther north than what many models and forecasters had expected. This more northerly path has spread more rain showers farther north into the Phoenix metro area.
As of 12pm ET, showers were streaming northward just south of Phoenix International Raceway. It appears on radar loop that many of these showers were falling apart as they moved over some of the mountains south of the track. This is good news keeping the bulk of the rain south, but a few showers could make it over and put down a shower or two.
There could be a delay to the 1pm MT (3pm ET) scheduled start to the race, but so far the shower activity has diminished as it tries to move over the mountains to the south of the track. I do not expect this to be a washout that moves the race to Monday. I will continue to monitor and keep you updated on Twitter @NASCAR_WXMAN
3 p.m ET
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly cloudy, cooler, possible shower – temp: 66