Rain remains in the forecast for today's Daytona 500 qualifying practice, but it is less of a threat to interfere with tonight's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.
The front that sparked showers Friday and settled just south of Daytona Beach on Friday night will begin to slide back north during the morning and afternoon. This will cause scattered showers to form and could be a problem during Daytona 500 practice in the afternoon.
Later in the evening for the Bud Shootout, the front will move north of Daytona International Speedway. The threat of rain will begin to diminish through the evening and it should be mostly dry, but there could be a few remaining showers that linger from the afternoon.
On Sunday, as a storm system moves through central Georgia, a cold front associated with this system will slide through Florida. Showers and scattered thunderstorms are possible from Sunday from the morning into the afternoon. This looks like the best chance for rain this weekend and really threatens Sunday afternoon's Daytona 500 qualifying.
11:00 a.m to 1 p.m ET
Sprint Cup practice – Mostly cloudy, some sun, chance of a shower– temp: 70-74
2:00 p.m to 3:45 p.m ET
Sprint Cup practice – Clouds, some sunshine, chance of a shower – temp: 73
8:00 p.m ET
Budweiser Shootout – Patchy clouds, mostly dry, slight chance of a shower – temp: near 70
1:00 p.m ET
Daytona 500 qualifying – Mostly cloudy, chance of a scattered shower – temp: 80