NASCAR At Pocono 2012: Weekend Schedule, Weather Forecast For Pennsylvania 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its second appearance at the "Tricky Triangle" of Pocono Raceway this weekend, and like many Pocono races before, rain is threatening the weather forecast.

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It will be very warm and mostly dry today. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s and there is just a small chance of an isolated storm or two developing in the afternoon.

Our main concern for rain will be Saturday into Sunday. A couple disturbances along with a cold front coming out of the Great Lakes will spark scattered showers and storms. The best chance for these showers and thunderstorms appears to be Sunday afternoon, just in time for the Sprint Cup Series race.

Right now, this forecast has me concerned and like many weather forecasts before it will come down to timing of these weather features and the development of any showers or storms each afternoon, especially Sunday midday and afternoon.

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FRIDAY:
9:00 a.m. EDT
Camping World Truck Series Final practice – Mostly sunny – temp: 74
12:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series practice – Mostly sunny – temp: 83
1:40 p.m. EDT
ARCA Series Final practice – Partly sunny chance of sct'd shower/storm – temp: 86
3:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Final practice – Partly sunny chance of sct'd shower/storm – temp: 86
5:15 p.m. EDT
ARCA Series Qualifying – Partly sunny chance of sct'd shower/storm – temp: 87

SATURDAY:
9:35 a.m. EDT
Camping World Truck Series Qualifying – Partly sunny – temp: 73
10:40 a.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Partly sunny, chc. of scattered storms – temp: 82
1:40 p.m. EDT
Camping World Truck Series Race – Partly sunny, chc. of scattered storms – temp: 85
3:30 p.m. EDT
ARCA Series Race – Partly sunny, chc. of scattered storms – temp: 85

SUNDAY:
12 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Pre-race – Mostly cloudy, possible shower or storm – temp: 80
1 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Mostly cloudy, possible shower or storm – temp: 80
2 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Mostly cloudy, possible shower or storm – temp: 81
4 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Race – Mostly cloudy, possible shower or storm – temp: 82

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