NASCAR race day weather Coca-Cola 600: Scattered chance of showers and storms – SB Nation

Forecasting for the NASCAR Monster Energy Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is a challenge. There seems to always be a threat of rain Memorial Day weekend. Even more complicated is when the storms are scattered in nature. What does that mean?

Predicting how scattered the storms will be is challenging. It can be like dropping marbles onto a checkered floor and trying to predict on which square each marble will land. That’s the challenge meteorologists have detecting how scattered storms will impact a single point or, in this case, a race track.

The threat of rain increases between 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon and continues until about 7 p.m. in the evening. A few passing showers and storms are likely up to and slightly after the scheduled start of around 6 p.m. EDT. It is possible the start of the Coke 600 is delayed due to weather. While storms are possible, I do anticipate racing Sunday night in Charlotte.

Odds of racing the Monster Energy Coca-Cola 600 are 85 percent with possible delays.

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All times ET

SUNDAY:
6 p.m. — Coca-Cola 600
Forecast: Mostly cloudy – scattered showers or storms
Winds: West 5-15 mph
Temperature: 84

7 p.m. — Coca-Cola 600
Forecast: Mostly cloudy – scattered showers or storms
Winds: West 5-15 mph
Temperature: 82

8 p.m. — Coca-Cola 600
Forecast: Patchy clouds – chance of a shower or storm
Winds: West 5-15 mph
Temperature: 80

Sunset = 8:29 p.m. EDT

9 p.m. — Coca-Cola 600
Forecast: Partly cloudy
Winds: West 5-15 mph
Temperature: 77

10 p.m. — Coca-Cola 600
Forecast: Partly cloudy
Winds: West 5-15 mph
Temperature: 75

11 p.m. — Coca-Cola 600
Forecast: Partly cloudy
Winds: West 5-15 mph
Temperature: 74

12 a.m. — Coca-Cola 600
Forecast: Partly cloudy
Winds: West 5-15 mph
Temperature: 73

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