Daytona 500 Weather Forecast update: What to expect at Monday's race

It's official: NASCAR's Daytona 500 race, which was scheduled for Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, has been postponed to Monday afternoon due to rainy weather in Florida.

Here's a look at what to expect in the forecast for Sunday, as well as what Monday looks like at the track, where the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the Daytona 500 will be held, the first-ever Monday double-header held at the track. Here's what fans need to know.

What's the weather forecast for the rest of Sunday? 

Widespread rain continues this afternoon, but will gradually become more scattered late this evening. Tonight will still be cool and wet for many with lows falling into the upper 40s to low 50s. Rain should be coming to an end for western areas closer to the Gulf side of Florida (Marion, Sumter, Lake Counties, etc.) with drier weather Monday morning.

What's the weather forecast for Monday and the Daytona 500?

Tomorrow's forecast will be improved but there are some concerns. As the low pressure system slowly moves away from the Atlantic coast of Florida Monday, light rain may hold on through much of the morning. Some models end the rain by mid-morning while others keep showers lingering up to 12 pm along the coast. This may lead to more delays for the United Rentals 300 and Daytona 500. Thankfully the afternoon looks much better with increasing sunshine and dry weather. The Daytona 500 should still be done by a reasonable hour even with delays.

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The biggest takeaway to plan for tomorrow is to dress warmly. Temperatures will stay well below our normal highs, only reaching the low 60s for Monday afternoon.

Looking Ahead: Dry and beautiful weather is on the way for the rest of the week! Temperatures will be on the cool side through midweek, as highs only reach the 60s. Plenty of sunshine is on tap too, meaning lots of dry time. The end of the week features pleasant and seasonable temperatures, with highs topping out in the mid 70s.