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Rain May Delay NASCAR Race at Texas Motor Speedway

Before significantly warm air surges into Dallas, rain threatens to impact NASCAR's Sprint Cup Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.

There is a high possibility that NASCAR officials will be forced to delay the Duck Commander 500 as rain and a couple of thunderstorms will continue to wet the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex through Sunday afternoon.

While lightning remains a danger, the threat of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes lies to the east.

Residents and those in the area for the NASCAR race or the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship will be disappointed to hear that a high of near 75F is not expected, which is typical for early April.

Instead, the rain and accompanying clouds will hold temperatures on Sunday to the 50s.

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The rain will taper to spottier showers for Sunday evening with drier weather to start Monday. As some sunshine returns, temperatures on Monday will rebound to the upper 60s. A stray shower or thunderstorm will also return in the afternoon.

Further warming will occur on Tuesday underneath a partly sunny sky. A high in the lower 70s is anticipated with a gusty breeze creating lower RealFeel® temperatures.

Wednesday is when a surge of warmth will pour across the Metroplex and send temperatures soaring into the 80s. The warm air will hang on through at least Thursday.