The skies will clear tonight and the SkyTrak13 Weather Team is forecasting a dry and milder weather pattern to kick-off the long holiday weekend.
With clearing skies, it will be cool again overnight. Forecast lows are in the middle and upper 40s. Carb Day is at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday and the forecast includes some sun and highs in the lower 70s.
A gradual warming trend is in the forecast for the holiday weekend. Highs will be in the middle 70s on Saturday for the 500 Festival Parade and near 80 degrees for the Indy 500 on Sunday.
There is still a slight chance for rain later Sunday, but the latest analysis is slower.
We will include slight storm chances for Memorial Day on Monday, with highs in the upper 70s. The warm and unsettled weather pattern will last through much of next week. This means highs in the lower 80s and daily rain chances.
There will be morning clouds and some afternoon sun on Thursday. It will still be cool, with highs only in the lower and middle 60s.
The warm-up begins on Friday, with highs in the 70s. The timing of warmer and drier weather is great news for the beginning of the holiday weekend.
Carb day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is Friday and we are forecasting sunshine and 74. The 500 Festival Parade is in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday and we are forecasing sunshine and 76.
The forecast is a bit more tricky for the end of the holiday weekend. Right now we have most of Sunday dry for the 99th Indy 500. There is a chance for rain on Sunday, but we think that will be later in the day. Monday is Memorial Day and there are scattered storms in the forecast. In fact the weather pattern warms in to the upper 70s and lower 80s for Sunday through Wednesday, with daily storm chances. We will keep you updated on timing.
It will be a chilly night across central Indiana, with low temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s. After some early morning sunshine on Wednesday, clouds will increase. It now looks like there will be enough moisture for a few showers Wednesday afternoon and evening. With increasing clouds and the chance for rain, temperatures will struggle. Highs will only be in the range of 55-60 degrees.
The clouds and rain chances will move out Wednesday night and a gradual warming trend is in the forecast for the rest of the week. Highs will be in the middle and upper 60s on Thursday, with a mix of sun and clouds.
We are forecasting mostly sunny skies on Friday and Saturday, with highs in the 70s. This is great weather for Carb Day and the 500 Festival Parade. We are still analyzing the potential for rain on race day Sunday and Memorial Day. We will keep you updated on the timing, as we get closer to the holiday weekend. It will be warmer, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.
The line of rain and storms from Monday evening was associated with a cold front. There is cooler air behind that front. Temperatures will fall into the upper 40s and lower 50s by early Tuesday. Mostly sunny skies are in the Tuesday forecast, with highs in the 60s.
The coolest will be Wednesday morning with temperatures in the range of 40-45 degrees. Morning sunshine on Wednesday will give way to increasing clouds Wednesday afternoon, with highs only in the range of 60-65 degrees. The thicker clouds later Wednesday may produce a few spotty showers.
Milder air returns for the end of the week, with highs near 70 on Thursday and in the middle 70s on Friday. Right now we have Saturday dry for the 500 Festival Parade, with highs in the middle and upper 70s. Highs will be near 80 degrees for the 99th running of the Indy 500 on Sunday. There is a chance for rain on Sunday. Our early analysis has the best chance for rain later in the day and on Memorial Day. We will keep you updated, as we get closer to the holiday weekend.
Highs on Tuesday will only be in the middle 60s, with mostly sunny skies.
The coolest air will be over central Indiana Tuesday night through Thursday morning. We are forecasting lows in the lower and middle 40s Tuesday night and highs on Wednesday will only be near 60 degrees. Low temperatures drop back into the 40s on Wednesday night. Highs on Thursday will be in the range of 65-70 degrees.
We are forecasting sunshine and 70s for Carb Day on Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The weekend forecast is a bit more tricky. We are keeping Saturday dry for now, with rain chances arriving later on Sunday. This is something we will watch closely. The 500 Festival Parade is Saturday in downtown Indianapolis. Sunday is the 99th Indy 500. Monday is Memorial Day and right now Monday looks like the wettest of the 3 days. We will keep you updated on timing, as you make your holiday weekend plans.
There were a couple of lines of showers and storms that moved across central Indiana on Friday night. There were also lots of dry hours on Friday afternoon. The weekend will be very similar. The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a warm and unsettled weather pattern through Monday. Lows will be in the 60s and highs in the 80s through the weekend. Timing the storms will be a bit tricky, but we think the best chance for rain and storms will come with afternoon and heating. Here is a look at the latest timing with FutureTrak13 for Saturday.
There will be some adjustments to timing, as we watch the complexes of rain and storms develop, so check back for updates. Remember you can take us along with you too, by downloading the SkyTrak13 Weather App.
There is a line of rain moving out of eastern Illinois into western and NW Indiana on Thursday evening. There are a few sprinkles across central Indiana too. Most of the steady rain will dissipate as it moves across the northern half of Indiana Thursday night.
Skies will stay cloudy overnight, with lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s. There will be enough moisture and instability on Friday for a few pop-up showers or thundershowers. This will not be an all day rain and there will be lots of dry hours on Friday. It will be warmer too, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.
This warmer but unsettled weather pattern will last through the weekend. This will mean scattered showers and storms are possible especially with daytime heating. There will be dry hours too on Saturday and Sunday. The best advice for outdoor plans is check with the SkyTrak13 Weather Team for updated timing and take us with you by downloading the SkyTrak13 weather app.
A cooler and drier weather pattern returns on Tuesday, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.