A tornado warning has just been issued by the National Weather Service for Daytona Beach, Florida, home of the Daytona 500. Tornadoes can be unpredictable, and track officials have reportedly asked spectators to take shelter. Stay safe out there, everyone.
Meteorologist for the Weather Channel Stu Ostro has a screenshot from a webcam of just how nasty the sky looks right now by the track:
— Stu Ostro (@StuOstro) February 23, 2014
Meteorologist Jim Cantore is showing the storm speeding right for the track as well:
Latest scan has circulation heading for Daytona Beach. pic.twitter.com/ACuB57Enyv
— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) February 23, 2014
This is the track right now. Somebody start praying, or something:
— Mattzel89 (@Mattzel89) February 23, 2014
UPDATE: The tornado warning has been cancelled. The threat of lightning still persists, though, and there's no word yet on when the racing will resume.