Despite a serious crash toward the end of the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 on Saturday, the 2013 "Great American Race", the Daytona 500, will take place at the same track on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m.
The forecast for Sunday will be 10 degrees cooler than Saturday's highs, sitting at a high of about 75 degrees. The temperature difference could mean necessary adjustments to fuel for optimal performances.
Sunday also features an increased chance for rain as a cold front sinks southward toward the region. The best chance for showers will be during the midday and afternoon hours.
"It's possible there could be some showers, even a slight thunderstorm chance, during the race," Kottlowski said. "Showers could also come just prior to the start time of the race. If it rains hard, it could cause the race to be delayed or postponed."
If the showers do interfere with the race enough to cause it to be postponed, the shower chance for Monday, though still there, is slightly lower than for Sunday's daylight hours.
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While Hurricane Cristobal will track east of the United States this week, it will spread rough surf along much of the Atlantic coast and will have some direct impact on Bermuda.
While the weather over much of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts will be free of rain this Labor Day weekend, a zone of unsettled weather will reach across part of the Central states.
Though Hurricane Marie will weaken through this week, it will bring dangerous waves and rip currents to Southern California.
After several days of summerlike warmth and humidity, cooler and more pleasant air will return to end the week.
A disturbance gathering spin over Gulf of Mexico will drift onshore in Texas before the end of the week with drenching showers and locally gusty thunderstorms.
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