Talladega Superspeedway Weather -Talladega, AL
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NASCAR at Talladega

Friday, April 19

Partly Cloudy with Evening T-Storms

Low: N/A

High: 85°F

WSW 5 mph

Saturday, April 20

Morning Patchy Fog with Scattered Showers then Overcast with Afternoon Showers & T-Storms

Low: 54°F

High: 66°F

N 5-15 mph

Sunday, April 21

Morning Patchy Fog with Showers & T-Storms then Overcast with Scattered Showers

Low: 48°F

High: 57°F

N 5-10 mph

Talladega, US
12:59 pm, May 23
85°F
L: 83° H: 86°
Feels like 86.04 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:39 am
Sunset: 7:43 pm
Humidity 48 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 5 m/s

Forecast Discussion & Updates

Series: Cup/Xfinity/ARCA

Fri Apr 19 – Partly Cloudy with T-Storms beginning around 8 PM. High around 85°F.  West Southwest 5 mph.

Sat Apr 20 – Morning Patchy Fog with Scattered Showers then Overcast with Showers & T-Storms starting around 1-2 PM & Lasting till 10 PM. High around 66°F.  Low around 54°F. North 5-15 mph.

NASCAR ARCA Series – General Tire 200 – 12:30 PM

NASCAR Xfinity Series – Ag-Pro 300 – 4:00 PM

Sun Apr 21 – Patchy Fog with Morning Showers & T-Storms then Overcast with Scattered Showers from 2 PM until 7 PM. High around 57°F.  Low around 48°F.  North 5-10 mph.

NASCAR Cup Series – Geico 500 – 3:00 PM

Mon Apr 22 – Mostly Sunny. High around 63°F.  Low around 40°F.  North 5 mph.

NASCAR Cup Series – Backup for Gieco 500

Summary: Thursday night into Friday morning will see a surface low-pressure system move a cold front through the Eastern US. This front will reach the region between Friday evening and the overnight hours, initiating thunderstorms, and then stalls South of the Montgomery area.  Weak upper-level divergence will help to destabilize the atmosphere from Thursday to Sunday. The stalled front will act as a lifting mechanism for storms & showers in the ArLaTex region.  These storms & showers will be advected into the region throughout the day on Saturday, most likely reaching the area by the afternoon hours. On Sunday, a weak upper-level trough will lead to the development of a weak surface low-pressure system along the Texas Gulf Coast.  The weak lifting from the low pressure as well as the divergence aloft associated with the approaching upper-level trough will lead to broad stratiform precipitation, with some pockets of convection.  Precipitable water values around 1.5 inches, as well as the width of the region of precipitation, could lead to rainfall amounts nearing an inch on Sunday.  The precipitation should end in the late afternoon to early evening on Sunday.  On Monday, surface high pressure will dominate after the low-pressure system moves Eastward, leading to clear skies.  On Sunday, sunset will be around 7:20 PM.  Throughout the weekend, track drying will take longer than normal.  Cloudy skies will limit evaporation due to solar radiation, and RH values in the 80s-90s on Saturday and 60s-80s on Sunday will also limit evaporation.  With precipitation forecasted to stay in the area until the late afternoon, it will be very difficult to dry the track effectively on Sunday.

 

All times in EDT

Updated: April 19, 2024 12:53 PM EDT

 

Chief Meteorologist Aaron Studwell, Ph.D.

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

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Talladega Superspeedway, nicknamed “’Dega”, and formerly named Alabama International Motor Speedway (AIMS) from 1969 to 1989, is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. It is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base in the small city of Lincoln. A tri-oval, the track was constructed in 1969 by the International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by the France Family. As of 2021, the track hosts the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and ARCA Menards Series. Talladega is the longest NASCAR oval, with a length of 2.66 miles (4.281 km), compared to the Daytona International Speedway, which is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long. The total peak capacity of Talladega is around 175,000 spectators, with the main grandstand capacity being about 80,000.

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