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Charlotte Motor Speedway Weather -
Concord, NC
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Friday, May 24

Mostly Sunny w/ PM Showers & T-Storms

Low: 65°F

High: 87°F

SE 5 mph

Saturday, May 25

Partly Sunny w/ Evening Scattered Showers & T-Storms

Low: 69°F

High: 88°F

SE 5-15 mph

Sunday, May 26

Mostly Cloudy w/ PM Isolated Showers

Low: 67°F

High: 89°F

Varying 5 mph

Forecast Discussion & Updates

Fri May 24 – Mostly Sunny with PM Showers & Thunderstorms. High around 87°F. Low around 65°F. SE 5 mph.

ARCA Series – General Tire 150 – 6:00 PM

NASCAR Trucks Series – North Carolina Education Lottery 200 – 8:30 PM

Sat May 25 – Partly Sunny with Evening Scattered Showers & Thunderstorms. High around 88°F.  Low around 69°F. SE 5-15 mph.

NASCAR Xfinity Series – BetMGM 300 – 1:30 PM

Sun May 26 – Mostly Cloudy with Isolated PM Showers. High around 89°F.  Low around 67°F.  Varying 5 mph.

NASCAR Cup Series – Coca-Cola 600 – 6:00 PM

Summary: On Thursday a cold front associated with a low-pressure system in Canada is forecasted to move through the region bringing showers and thunderstorms. On Friday, a high-pressure system is forecasted to sit off the coast of Georgia. This system will bring warm moist air into the region. As the day progresses, a 500mb shortwave trough will move into the region. This will cause a localized low-pressure area to form, as well as destabilize the atmosphere with large amounts of positive vorticity advection. These factors will lead to likely thunderstorm development on Friday afternoon with some possible morning showers. On Saturday, the shortwave trough will slowly be making its way through the region, with the trough axis passing through sometime in the afternoon. Precipitation will still be possible until the axis passes, so chances of rain are still in play on Saturday. Sunday, a boundary will move into the region. The upper levels will work to prevent any large precipitation from forming, but areas of weaker precipitation are possible as the boundary moves. On Friday, there will be a possibility of some stronger to severe thunderstorms in the area. 0-6km shear will be in the 30-50 kts range, which is favorable for supracellular organization. However, this is being driven by speed shear, which will can and most likely will change as we get closer to the forecast period. CAPE values in the low 2000s and steep lapse rates from 600-500 mb could favor moderate hail growth. For Friday, straight-line winds, hail, and lightning will be the main threats. Much like this past weekend, precipitable water values will be much higher than average. With this, expect larger rainfall totals and longer track drying procedures if precipitation does occur. We will continue to monitor and update throughout the week.

All times in EDT
Updated: May 22, 2024 12:50 PM EDT

 

Chief Meteorologist Aaron Studwell, Ph.D.

Staff Meteorologists Connor Baldwin, Aaron Gosch, Chase Haralson, & Elizabeth Ohlemacher

IndyCar forecasts provided by @IndyCar_Wx 

Charlotte Motor Speedway (previously known as Lowe’s Motor Speedway from 1999 to 2009) is a motorsport complex located in Concord, North Carolina, 13 mi (21 km) outside Charlotte. The complex features a 1.5 mi (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, and the Bank of America Roval 400. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports with Greg Walter as track president.

The 2,000 acres (810 ha) complex also features a state-of-the-art 0.25 mi (0.40 km) drag racing strip, ZMAX Dragway. It is the only all-concrete, four-lane drag strip in the United States and hosts NHRA events. Alongside the drag strip is a state-of-the-art clay oval that hosts dirt racing including the World of Outlaws finals among other popular racing events.

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