Talladega Georgia Weather
Oh, and thunderstorms on Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, which was supposed to mark the return of more fans to the track. NASCAR has decided that a limited number of fans will be able to participate in races at Homestead - Miami Speedway and Talladaga Super Speedway this month.
Qualification for the Sprint Cup double header is scheduled for just after 11 a.m., followed by the Nationwide Series, which is scheduled to begin just before 2 p.m. The temperature will be around 58 degrees, provided you get on the track and the race starts on time on Sunday. Provided you arrive in time for both races on Sunday, you should have a temperature of 61 degrees and keep the 60 for the checkers low.
The rain is just starting to move into Talladega, but it looks very, very light and there are a few showers in Georgia right now that are actually moving west. There's a good chance the showers will hold in the south and west, so I think we've got a good chance of winning both races. If you wake up tomorrow morning and the rain has just moved in, you shouldn't be toasting.
The low pressure system I mentioned, with rainfall shutdown, is currently passing through the Gulf of Mexico, so it should pass through Georgia and the Carolinas in no time at all. The cold front will pass through, but it will settle in Mississippi as it does today and move into Georgia / Carolina around this time next week.
The cold front that is in Mississippi this morning will move through the state by late afternoon and early evening, and moisture before the front could reach Talladega as early as this afternoon or tomorrow morning. I'm not sure we'll see showers or storms near Talladesga Superspeedway, as it's very difficult to know exactly where a cluster or area of showers and thunderstorms will form in the afternoon. Zeta is tracked northward, which brings it far inland, but not far enough to cause any major problems.
Parts of southwest Alabama could see between 3 and 6 inches of rain from Zeta, with the heaviest rain expected west of I-65. While a flash flood watch has been issued for DeKalb County, forecasters say the highest rainfall will be east of Interstate 65. Flash warnings will also be in effect for parts of Montgomery County and the western part of the state, as well as parts of Macon County.
A tornado watch has been issued for the southeastern corner of the region, which also includes Coffee, Dale, Henry, Geneva and Houston. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for parts of Montgomery County and western Macon County, as well as parts of DeKalb County. Tornado observations continue in the Southeast and across the state, including the Coffee and Dale and Henry regions and the Houston area, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service said there had been no major or major damage nationwide. A National Weather Service meteorologist makes his way to the scene of a tornado in the Montgomery County area on Monday, April 4, 2017.
The storm moved toward Calhoun County at 1104 MST and crossed the north side of Ohatchee. The tornado, also rated F2 on the Fujita scale, began near the intersection of Lake Martin Road and I-85 at about 11: 30 a.m. It continued eastward and reached the Alabama-Georgia state line at about 1152 MST and continued westward until it crossed Lake Martin and ended near the tornado that occurred in the early evening.
Zeta landed west of Alabama in Louisiana, but winds weakened to 70 mph and Alabama continued to be lashed with damaging winds and rain. Tropical storm warnings were also in effect from the coast inland, and coastal counties remained storm surge warnings early Thursday. As the storm moved inland, heavy rain, gusts of up to 60 mph and gusty winds and severe flooding were recorded in southwest Alabama. Wind speeds of 50 mph or more in some areas of the state were reduced to winds of up to 70 mph.
There were reports of power cuts and flash flooding from storm surges, but the weather service said 1 to 2 inches of rain had already fallen in some areas and flash flooding was a concern. Earlier Wednesday, gusts of up to gale force and wind gusts of up to 60 km / h were recorded in parts of the state, as well as parts of the state. Flash flooding was also expected in areas of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama.
Zeta made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane in Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon and swamped parts of Alabama early Thursday morning with high winds and heavy rain. Central Alabama was hit by gusts of up to 60 miles In some areas, storm surge of 1 to 2 meters per hour is expected.