It’s time for the 600-mile Memorial Day weekend tradition, the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600. Here is the weather forecast for the race weekend courtesy of RaceWeather. This forecast will be updated as the week continues on.
|Friday, May 27||Saturday, May 28||Sunday, May 29|
|Odds Of Racing: 80%||Odds Of Racing: 95+%||Odds Of Racing: 95+%|
|PM Showers & Storms||Isolated Storms||Variably Cloudy|
|Low Temp: 66||Low Temp: 61||Low Temp: 61|
|High Temp: 78||High Temp: 83||High Temp: 86|
|Wind: SW 5-10 mph||Wind: SW 6-12 mph||Wind: Light & Variable|
Forecast Discussion & Updates
Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 2022
A cold front is expected to move across the Charlotte area later tonight. This pattern is now expected to bring thunderstorms to the region Friday, in the afternoon & early evening hours. Storms are expected to weaken during the evening hours, leaving me optimistic for the Truck race, though earlier on-track activities could be at risk for delays or cancellations.
The actual low-pressure center is expected to move across the mid-Atlantic region Saturday, bringing a trough of low pressure. While the morning hours will be clear, there is a risk of increasing clouds for the Xfinity race, along will late afternoon showers & thunderstorms.
Behind the front, a ridge of high pressure will extend across the eastern third of the US. The Sunday forecast is drier but skies will be variably cloudy during the afternoon/early evening hours.
Fri, May 27 – Truck P & Q’s – 1:30 PM, Xfinity P & Q’s – 3:30 PM, Truck race – 8:30 PM: Cloudy, PM showers & t-storms, Southerly winds, 5-10 mph, Hi: 80 (OOR: 85%)
Sat, May 28 – Xfinity Race – 1:00 PM, Cup P & Q’s – 7:00 PM EDT: Variably cloudy, Westerly winds, 6-12 mph, 83/61 (OOR: 95+%)
Sun, May 29 – Cup race – 6:00 PM EDT: Variably cloudy, Light & variable winds, 86/61 (OOR: 95+%)
Updated: 27 May 2022, 12 noon EDT (All times EDT)
NHRA & IMSA Mark Sweeney
NASCAR & Formula One Aaron Studwell, Ph.D.