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NASCAR at Dover International Speedway 2016 weekend weather forecast: Rain returns to the forecast

Rain showers at Monster Mile this weekend but the whole weekend isn't a wash. Which days are drier than other? Check out the NASCAR Weatherman's Dover International Speedway's forecast.

Wet weather is expected this weekend at the Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway. While the whole weekend won't be a complete wash, some days will be wetter than others. In fact, each day gets a little drier than the last as we work into Sunday. Sunday should be the driest day of the weekend with Friday being the wettest.

Upper level storm system over the Ohio River Valley will slowly work to the northeast. This is a very slow moving system. There will be spokes of energy like spokes on a wheel rotating around the center of circulation. This is the real challenge of the system, trying to time when some of these spokes or periods of heavier rain work in over Dover Delaware.

While there may be a few breaks here and there on Friday the majority of the day looks wet with areas of showers and even periods of drizzle. It will be cool with highs in the upper 60s and breezy conditions out of the northeast. Winds could be between 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday is a little drier but still a chance of scattered showers. Hard to pinpoint timing. Best chance looks to be in the morning but can't rule out stray showers in the afternoon. Odds of racing the NASCAR Xfinity race Saturday is around 60 percent. Not impossible but it could come down to timing of any rain.

The driest day of the weekend is Sunday. There's still a chance of a few showers during he afternoon but I give the odds of racing the "Citizen Soldier 400" Sprint Cup race around 80 percent.

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All times ET.

FRIDAY:
10 a.m. -- Sprint Cup series practice
Forecast: Off and on showers with periods of drizzle, breezy
Winds: NE 10-20 mph  
Temperature: 62

11:30 a.m. -- Xfinity series practice
Forecast: Off and on showers with periods of drizzle, breezy
Winds: NE 10-20 mph   
Temperature: 64

1:30 p.m. -- Xfinity series final practice
Forecast: Off and on showers with periods of drizzle, breezy
Winds: NE 10-20 mph   
Temperature: 67

3:40 p.m. -- Sprint Cup Series qualifying
Forecast: Off and on showers with periods of drizzle, breezy
Winds: NE 10-20 mph  
Temperature: 68

SATURDAY:
10:30 a.m. -- Sprint Cup Series practice
Forecast: Mostly cloudy - scattered showers
Winds: East 5-10 mph 
Temperature: 72

11:45 a.m. -- Xfinity series qualifying
Forecast: Mostly cloudy - scattered showers
Winds: East 5-10 mph 
Temperature: 75

1:30 p.m. -- Sprint Cup Series final practice
Forecast: Mostly cloudy - scattered showers
Winds: East 5-10 mph 
Temperature: 77

3 p.m. -- Xfinity series race - Main Event
Forecast: Mostly cloudy - scattered showers
Winds: East 5-10 mph 
Temperature: 77

SUNDAY:
1 p.m. -- "Citizen Soldier 400" pre-race
Forecast: Partly sunny, chc. of a shower
Winds: SW 5-10 mph   
Temperature: 73

2 p.m. -- "Citizen Soldier 400"
Forecast: Partly sunny, chc. of a shower
Winds: SW 5-10 mph  
Temperature: 75

3 p.m. -- "Citizen Soldier 400"
Forecast: Partly sunny, chc. of a shower
Winds: SW 5-10 mph   
Temperature: 76

4 p.m. -- "Citizen Soldier 400"
Forecast: Partly sunny, chc. of a shower
Winds: SW 5-10 mph 
Temperature: 75

5 p.m. -- "Citizen Soldier 400"
Forecast: Partly sunny, chc. of a shower
Winds: SW 5-10 mph 
Temperature: 73