According to the best weather sources in this area, the weather for the Daytona 500 will be cloudy with a 70% chance of rain. The highs will be in the 60s. The winds will be 15 mph from the direction of the Ocean (east). The wind, rain, and the lower temperatures will make for a slight wind chill. Those of you from up north will think I am crazy calling for it to be chilly in the wind, but please take into account living in Florida has caused my blood to thin out a bit. I just cannot handle any weather below 75 without complaining. 🙂
Sunday night rain will continue to be likely, perhaps a bit more so than during the day. At any rate, there will be rain Sunday during the day, and Sunday night. Sunday night lows will not budge from the low 60s, as a warm front makes it way through. The wind will increase, with gusts up to 25 mph, from the east, then from the southeast after midnight,
Race fans, be prepared for rain, and a steady breeze.
Let us all hope the weather officials have layed an egg on this one, and the races will avoid the rain. It is possible for this to happen, but I am afraid it is not probable. It is more likely than not the rain will interfere with the race, in one way, or another.
Those driving down to the races, drive safely. Driving in Florida when it rains can be a challenge. Everyone down here seems to forget how to drive when we get rain. Take it easy on the road. Plan extra time into your trip. Leave a bit early, and make sure your roadside emergency kits are fully stocked.
Source: National Weather Service & Being a lifelong Floridian