What can you expect from Mother Nature at the Texas Motor Speedway for this weekend’s NASCAR races?
Halle Ames, your unofficial, unlicensed, and potentially underqualified Outsider meteorologist, here to bring you the latest weather report out of Fort Worth, Texas.
Since I do not have a direct line to mother nature, the Weather Channel will have to do the job. Here is what excited NASCAR racegoers can expect for their weekend! I will also be taking on the job as a fashion expert as I give recommendations for outfit choices based on the temperature.
Saturday at 1 p.m.
If you are attending the NASCAR Truck series race at 1 p.m. ET or noon CT, it should be a little toasty. We are looking at booming 87 degrees outside, but it will feel a bit more like 93. There will also be a slight breeze out of the south/ southeast at seven mph, but don’t bank on that cooling you down. In addition, the humidity is at 57 percent, so it’s more like air you can wear out there.
With only a 15 percent chance of rain, you may want to leave the umbrella in the car unless you would like to use it to seek shelter under. It will also be mostly cloudy. Be thankful for those clouds.
As for my clothing recommendation, less is more. Tank tops, sunglasses, and shorts should do you well. Maybe even consider a hat of some sort. DO NOT FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN! The UV index is a 9 out of 10. The last thing you want is a burn on NASCAR day one. Thank us later.
Saturday at 4 p.m.
By 4 p.m. ET, the Xfinity series races will begin. Don’t expect the temperature to drop off by this time, either. In fact, expect the opposite. We are looking at 95 degrees trackside, but it will feel more like 104. The humidity will thankfully drop down to 47 percent, but that isn’t the only thing that will drop. The wind slows down to only four mph out of the southeast, and the UV is at a seven. Still enough to burn, so prepare yourself.
It will still be mostly cloudy with a 15 percent chance of rain. NASCAR fans, consider wearing the same as before, if not less, while still remaining socially acceptable.
NASCAR Day 2
As for tomorrow’s NASCAR races, it will be just as hot as today. You are looking at a high of 96 degrees in the daytime with intervals of clouds. There is a slight possibility of a quick afternoon thunderstorm, but nothing to ruin the day.
Winds are expected to be six mph out of the north/northeast, with humidity reaching 61 percent. Furthermore, the UV index doesn’t even give you a number between 1 and 10. It simply states “Extreme,” so do with that what you will.
By the evening, it will cool off to a comfortable 77 degrees and light winds. However, the humidity does skyrocket to 72 percent.
You may as well wear a darn swimsuit to the track tomorrow because it is going to be scorching. Also, paint a thick layer of sunscreen over your entire body. I’m talking even your feet and eyelids because if the sun sees it. The sun will burn it. I highly recommend hiding under that umbrella as well.
Also, drink plenty of fluids. What kind of fluid will be up to you, but make sure water is at least mixed in somewhere.