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Snowball Derby weather update: Five Flags is under a tornado watch until 6 p.m.

Rain and possible storms will be around the Pensacola Gulf Coast throughout the early afternoon on Saturday in advance of the Snowflake 100.

As was mentioned on Friday, Saturday was going to be the wettest day of the weekend with showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures the rest of Saturday afternoon and evening will be in the low 70s and 60s.

Odds of on-track activity on Saturday is around 20 to 30 percent if there are breaks, which is possible. Saturday’s schedule includes the last chance races for both the Snowflake 100 and Snowball Derby, and the Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model race itself.

The track is under a tornado watch until 6 p.m.

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The odds of racing on Sunday is around 75 to 80 percent. There is a chance of a shower or storm into the early afternoon but it is anticipated to be drier than the morning.

Most of the rain Sunday is expected to occur during the morning with the afternoon and evening Sunday being a little drier. It’s not 100 percent dry as scattered to isolated showers and storms are possible afternoon and evening leading up to the Snowball Derby in the afternoon.

If the Snowflake 100 gets canceled on Saturday, the current plan is to postpone it until next weekend.

The current plan for the Snowball Derby Last Chance Race is to run it at Noon prior to the regularly scheduled festivities.

“We’re going to give every effort we can to get today’s program,” said track general manager Tim Bryant Bryant. “We feel like we owe that to the fans and the teams that come down here.”

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