100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Forecast

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is finally here. It will be a warm and humid day with a chance of an isolated thunderstorm mid afternoon into the early evening. A cold front will arrive today, bringing the chance of a few scattered showers, although the best chance looks to be in east central Indiana.

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There is a low risk of a strong to severe storm in east central Indiana this afternoon.  The main threats are damaging winds and large hail.

STORM RISK

Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 80s with winds out of the southwest. Make sure you have the Skytrak13 Weather App on your phone to stay updated throughout the day.

THIS AFTERNOON

While it will be a warm day, it won’t break any records today.  The record high for today is 93 degrees, set back in 1895!  Here is a look at the warmest highs on record for the Indianapolis 500.

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The cold front will allow cooler and drier air to arrive early Monday morning. The skies will gradually clear to partly cloudy to mostly clear with temperatures falling into the low to mid 60s.

TONIGHT

Memorial Day will be a warm and bright day. It will be less humid with highs in the mid 80s.

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Unsettled weather returns Wednesday, with chances of showers and thunderstorms moving back into central Indiana through Thursday afternoon.

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Temperatures will remain above average until Friday, when cooler air arrives.

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Another Round of Storms Possible Sunday

A few more isolated showers and thunderstorms will be likely through sunset. The warm and muggy conditions will continue this evening too. Temperatures will fall into the mid to low 70s this evening and eventually fall into the mid 60s.

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A few isolated morning showers and thunderstorms are possible Sunday morning. If you are heading to the track, make sure you have the Skytrak13 weather app on your phone before you head out. You can pull up Live Doppler 13 Radar to see if storms are in the vicinity.

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A few more thunderstorms are possible Sunday afternoon, along a cold front. Some heavy downpours, gusty winds and hail will be possible. While all of central Indiana is at risk of a storm with lighting, northeast central Indiana is outlined with a low risk of severe storms. This area includes Noblesville, Tipton, Kokomo, Marion, Muncie, New Castle and Richmond.

RISK

It will be a warm and humid day with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s. It will be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy.

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It will be warm with heat indices in the upper 80s but it won’t come close to being the warmest Indy 500.

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Thunderstorms will be possible through early evening with drier air arriving behind the cold front. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s early Monday morning.

Memorial Day will be a dry and less humid day with highs in the mid 80s.
More unsettled weather returns mid week.

More seasonal temperatures return by the end of the week.

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Warm & Humid Holiday Weekend

It will be a warm and humid weekend with storm chances in the forecast. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible today, especially this afternoon. There could be some heavy downpours and lightning. Grab the rain gear before you head out to the 500 Festival Parade downtown.

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More clouds will be around today with highs in the low 80s. It will be sticky too with heat indices in the mid to upper 80s.

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Rain chances will continue through sunset this evening which is 9:05pm. It will be a warm and muggy night for The Legends Day concert at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Temperatures will be in the low 70s this evening and only falling into the mid to upper 60s Sunday morning.

TONIGHT

Sunday will be a hot and humid day with temperatures soaring into the mid to upper 80s. Heat indices will be back in the mid to upper 80s. If you are heading to the 100th Running of the Indy 500, make sure you stay hydrated and apply the sunscreen.

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Storm chances remain in the forecast Sunday afternoon. A cold front will arrive, trigging a few showers and thunderstorms.

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There is a low threat that some storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being gusty winds and large hail. Make sure you have the Skytrak13 Weather App on your phone.

SUNDAY OUTLOOK

The cold front will usher in drier air. That will allow humidity to fall a bit for Memorial Day. It will be a warm summer-like day with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 80s. Perfect pool weather!

More unsettled weather arrives mid week with chances of showers and thunderstorms. Cooler, more seasonal conditions return by the end of the week.

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Beautiful Today, Unsettled Later This Week

The warming trend continues again today and on through the week. Only 6 out of 21 days of May have been above average. The average high so far this month is only 67 degrees. So, not only has it been below average, temperatures have been well below average! In fact, temperatures are running 15 to 20 degrees warmer than last weekend.

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It’s also been a rainy month, with only 4 days of May without any report of precipitation. While there has been 3. 51” of rain so far for May 2016, it’s actually near normal, only a few hundredth above average.

MAY RAIN

More rain is on the way this week but we’ll enjoy a few more dry days before it arrives. Today will be a beautiful day with sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Winds will be increasing out of the northwest from 5 to 15 mph.

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It will be clear and cool tonight with overnight temperatures falling into the low 50s.

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Monday will be bring much of the same with sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s.

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An unsettled pattern returns Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorm chances moving in. Some storms could be strong.

Right now, this pattern looks like it will stick around through Saturday. The Skytrak13 Weather Team will continue to tweak the forecast and timing of rain for you Holiday weekend.

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Bright & Beautiful Sunday

After a wet start this morning, it was mostly to partly cloudy this afternoon with highs in the low 70s.

There is a small chance of a few sprinkles this evening.

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The skies will gradually clear out and the winds die down tonight. Temperatures will fall to near 50 degrees.

TONIGHT

It will be mostly sunny and warmer Sunday with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s. Winds will be a bit breezy, out of the northwest from 10 to 15 mph.  This weekend is much warmer than last weekend.

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It is Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will be a great day for the fans for qualifications and the Fast 9 qualifying positions.

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The quiet dry pattern will continue through Tuesday.

An unsettled weather pattern moves in on Wednesday and will continue into the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.

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A Few Isolated Showers This Afternoon

A few light to medium showers have been falling this morning, as an upper level systems spins over the Great Lakes. Most of the rain will come to an end this morning with a few isolated showers possible through the afternoon.

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Clouds will slowly decrease this afternoon too, with highs near 70 degrees.

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It will be mostly clear and cool tonight with temperatures falling to 50 degrees.

TONIGHT

Sunday will be a brighter and warmer finish to the weekend. Winds will be a bit breezy, out of the northwest from 10 to 15 mph with highs near normal for this time of year. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid 70s.

SUNDAY PLANNER

Temperatures will be running about 10 to 15 degrees above last weekend’s high temperatures.

The warming trend continues through the work week. Monday will be much like Sunday, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.

More unsettled weather returns by mid week with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible Wednesday on into the Holiday weekend. The Skytrak13 Weather Team will keep you updated on storm chances and timing.

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Frosty Start Sunday, Better Next Week

It was a blustery May day with temperatures struggling to climb into the upper 40s and low 50s. Breezy winds kept wind chill values in the upper 30s and low 40s. The clouds have been hanging tough but they will start to scatter later this evening. Temperatures will fall quickly overnight, falling into the low to mid 30s. The record of 35 degrees set back in 1973, could be tied or broken Sunday morning.

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Patchy frost is likely too, with much of north central Indiana under a Frost Advisory overnight. Be sure to cover you sensitive plants and flowers.

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Sunday will still be unseasonably cool but sunny. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 50s with breezy winds out of the west-northwest.

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A gradual warm up moves in during the work week. Monday will be cool with highs in the low 60s under mostly sunny skies.

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Clouds will increase Monday night and showers and thunderstorms will be possible Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures finally climb back into the low 70s by the end of the work week.

The Indianapolis 500 Qualifications are next Saturday and right now, there is a slight chance of rain.

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Cloudy, Breezy, Chilly Today, Brighter Sunday

It will be unseasonably cool this weekend with temperatures running 15 to 20 degrees below mid-May normal averages.  It will remain cloudy today with breezy winds out of the northwest.  Winds will gust around 25 mph and the air temperatures will only rebound into the low 50s.  That is normally our average low for this time of year.  It will FEEL like the low to mid 40s today.  There is a chance of a few sprinkles too.

SATURDAY NOON

It will be a chilly but fun afternoon for the 500 Festival Kids Day at Monument Circle from 12noon to 4pm.  Dress the kids for the chilly conditions.

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It will be breezy at the track too for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.  The race officially starts at 3:50pm and temperatures will be in the low 50s.

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A gradual clearing moves in tonight.  Layer up for the concerts at White River State Park and at Klipsch Music Center.  This evening, temperatures will be in the mid to low 40s.  Temperatures will eventually tumble into the upper 30s Sunday morning.  The record for Sunday is 35 degrees set in 1973.  Patchy frost is likely.

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Sunday will be brighter and a bit warmer too.  Temperatures will rebound into the upper 50s with breezy winds out of the northwest.

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Temperatures will remain below normal through most of the work week.

MONDAY HIGH

There is a chance of rain late Monday night with showers and thunderstorms becoming likely on Tuesday.

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Mother’s Day Sprinkles

Happy Mother’s Day! A few showers will be possible this morning into the early afternoon, as a cold front sags across southern Indiana. Coverage will be hit or miss with a mix of sun and clouds today. Temperatures will run below average today, only climbing into the low to mid 60s.

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The cold front will lift north later tonight and that will trigger more showers and thunderstorms. Most of the evening will be quiet and dry with rain holding off until after midnight.

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Temperatures will fall into the mid 50s.TONIGHT

A few scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible on Monday with more rain moving in by Monday night.

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It will be a warm day with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 70s.

MONDAY PLANNER

The unsettled weather pattern continues through the work week with daily chances of rain.

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Mainly Dry Mother’s Day

Most of the showers and thunderstorms have come to an end for central Indiana today.   A few thunderstorms will still be possible in southern Indiana, as a cold front sinks south.

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The better chance of storms will be in southern Indiana, where the area has been mainly dry today.

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The front did bring some gusty winds.

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It will be mostly cloudy overnight with temperatures falling into the upper 40s.

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The front will gradually return north on Sunday and a few spotty showers are possible Sunday morning.

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Most of Mother’s Day will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds. It will be cooler with highs in the low to mid 60s.

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Rain will become likely again tomorrow evening. A few thunderstorms are possible but we are not expecting any severe weather. Temperatures will only fall into the mid 50s.

An unsettled work week will be in place. There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday with highs in the mid 70s.

Showers and thunderstorms become likely by Monday evening and it will be stormy on Tuesday.

There will be daily storm chance through Friday with temperatures running above average.

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