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Stormy weather threatens NASCAR race on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway



By Renee Duff AccuWeather Meteorologist
31st May 2019, 16:18:25 EDT

Showers and thunderstorms returning to the northeastern United States this weekend could watch the NASCAR race on Sunday, the Pocono 400, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, disturb.

The Pocono Raceway, named The Tricky Triangle, is located in the highlands of northeastern Pennsylvania, and is in the middle of a break from a storm of heavy rain this week.

With gratifying conditions for qualifying and practice laps, as well as the ARCA Menards series race starting Friday, the weather may become more difficult for the race and spectators over the weekend.

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Kyle Busch in action during a NASCAR Cup Series car race, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo / Derik Hamilton)

Uncertain weather returns to the Northeast According to AccuWeather meteorologist Bill Deger, Pennsylvania spent the weekend.

"Events on Saturday morning and even the Pocono 250 at 1 pm EDT could go off without a hitch, as the storms should last until late afternoon," said Deger.

Fans who are out of the race after the race or who want to enjoy the various amenities on the Pocono Raceway Campground should watch the sky closely and look for shelter in a building or hardtop vehicle at the first thunderbolt.

Otherwise, on Saturday, a mixture of sunshine and clouds can be observed, with afternoon temperatures reaching the upper 70-degree Fahrenheit. Said Deger.

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It is expected that numerous showers and thunderstorms will break out from western New England to the mid-Atlantic Ocean when cool air drifts south on Sunday and northeastern Pennsylvania lies at the heart of the stormy weather. [19659006] When the rain starts to rain, temperatures may not be better than in the lower 60s.

The storms on Sunday can contain violent winds as well as heavy rains. Dangerous lightning strikes threaten anyone outdoors.


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At least, lengthy delays are expected, if not the complete postponement of the race.

Although the storms will stop later in the afternoon, there may not be enough daylight to officially complete the race when the track is completely dry.

The track has no lights so the race can be done after dark.

AccuWeather is the official weather service provider for the Pocono Raceway and the presentation partner of the Worry-Free Weather Guarantee for the Raceway.

  Accuweather pocono's Carefree Warranty

AccuWeather will play an important role Protect fans and staff by providing up-to-date weather data for the race during this weekend's races.

The Carefree Weather Guarantee offered by AccuWeather ensures that fans who have pre-purchased Sunday tickets directly at the Pocono Raceway will be reimbursed when the weather shifts and they are unable to race to carry out the planned event. [19659006] In the event of a shift to Monday, it is expected that the new week will start with drier but unusually cool weather in early June.

  Northeast Chill Early Week

High temperatures drop to the upper 50 ° F, with a brisk wind lowering AccuWeather RealFeel & reg's temperatures by several degrees on Monday. This is far from the normal highs of the region in early June in the lower 70s.

Partial sunshine will help lessen the chill, but fans should still be provided with an extra outer layer, especially for the morning hours.

Refreshing air will spread throughout the northeast on Monday and last Tuesday. The highs range from the mid-70s to the mid-60s along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Low temperatures can fall in the mid-30s and 40s in the mornings on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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