MOSTLY SUNNY WITH ABOVE NORMAL HIGHS MONDAY & TUESDAY
TRACKING A STRONG MID-WEEK STORM SYSTEM
WINDY WITH RAIN LIKELY WEDNESDAY, ENDING AS FLURRIES OR SNOW SHOWERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT
MUCH COLDER THURSDAY
Overnight: Mostly clear and cool. Lows 28-34. West wind 10 mph or less.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Warm and breezy. Highs 60-66. West wind 5-20 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear and cool. Lows 34-40. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, then increasing clouds. Warm. Highs 65-71. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
We are tracking an area of high pressure in the region. Tonight will be chilly thanks to clear skies, dry air, and a light wind.
Race week will start off with some great weather for March!
Skies will be mostly sunny for Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will warming up on a southerly flow ahead of a storm system set to arrive Wednesday. Clouds will increase late Tuesday and especially Tuesday night.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a strong storm system set to develop over the Plains states Tuesday. This system will head east across the Mississippi River Valley and the Ohio Valley. Rain showers will likely develop in our area Tuesday night, mainly after midnight.
Rain is on the agenda for Wednesday morning and afternoon. Colder air is poised to race in behind the front Wednesday (temperatures will be falling through the afternoon). It will be very windy Wednesday and Wednesday night, especially in the mountains. Rain will likely change to snow showers or flurries Wednesday evening or night. Flurries will end early Thursday. A light snowfall accumulation is possible, mainly across the higher elevations.
It will be much cooler behind the front on Thursday but should warm back up to near normal levels by the weekend. Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected Thursday through Saturday.
Race weekend weather is looking good for Friday and Saturday. We are tracking a weather system that may bring some showers to the region Sunday, but the timing of this weather system is in question. We will be tracking race week weather and have a better feel for the green flag forecast later this week.
Highs will be in the mid 60s to near 70 Monday and Tuesday. We will be near 60 Wednesday and near 40 Thursday for a high, mid 50s to lower 60s Friday through next Sunday. Lows will be in the lower 30s tonight, upper 30s Monday night, upper 40s Tuesday night, 20s Wednesday and Thursday nights, and 30s Friday and Saturday nights.
Our normal high 57°, normal low 33°.
Forecast updated Sunday at 11:44 pm
Meteorologist David Boyd