NASCAR Talladega Superspeedway Weather Forecast 2012: Sun & Heat Could Spark Isolated Storms

The main challenge this NASCAR weekend at Talladega Superspeedway will be the development and placement of isolated storms across Alabama.

It will look and feel more like summer, with humid conditions and highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Weak disturbances will move across the state this weekend, and with plenty of heat and moisture in the atmosphere, they could spark some isolated-to-scattered storms in the afternoon. Although the severe weather threat is low, isolated storms that do form could be strong.

I don't anticipate any major rain delays or cancellations like we saw Thursday with the Nationwide Series practice, but a storm or two over the next three days is possible and can't be ruled out this weekend. If you are going to Talladega, prepare for the heat and steam of summer and make sure you have plenty of water. Also keep an eye to the sky and be weather alert for developing storms.

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FRIDAY:
12:00 p.m. EDT
Nationwide final practice – Partly sunny, chance of isolated t'storm – temp: 80
2:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup practice – Partly sunny, chance of isolated t'storm – temp: 83
3:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup final practice – Partly sunny, chance of isolated t'storm – temp: 84

SATURDAY:
12:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup qualifying – Partly sunny, chance of thunderstorm – temp: 83
3:00 p.m. EDT
Nationwide race – Partly sunny, chance of thunderstorm – temp: 88

SUNDAY:
12:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup race – Partly sunny, chance of thunderstorm – temp: 88

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