Weather played more of a factor this weekend than I expected as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying was washed out and the Nationwide Series had a delay in getting started. Although I was quite surprised to see my Twitter stream blow up about a storm over Bristol Motor Speedway, my forecast called for isolated showers and storms. They were isolated, isolated right over the track for about an hour or two.
There is a chance to see a similar scenario again Saturday, so I decided to keep the threat of an isolated storm or shower in the forecast. I expect most of the area around and including Bristol Motor Speedway to remain dry, but as we saw Friday, if that "isolated" storm moves or forms over the track there can be delays.
5:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Pre-race – Mostly sunny, chc. of isolated storm – temp: 87
6:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Pre-race – Mostly Clear, chc. of isolated storm – temp: 84
7:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly Clear – temp: 78
8:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly Clear – temp: 74
9:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup Race – Mostly Clear – temp: 71
10:30 p.m EDT
Sprint Cup race – Mostly Clear – temp: 69