The latest forecast models are coming in…they are more consistent in showing less rain for Sunday! Also showing a dry stretch in the afternoon during race day. The rain continues overnight, with more chances for showers late Sunday afternoon/evening. Take the rain gear with you to the race, just in case. Stay tuned to the latest forecast updates on Daybreak all morning because this still could change.
Forecast 8 Vipir shows scattered showers moving southeast through central Indiana. More showers move through during the early morning hours on race day. The Indy 500 begins at noon and there should be a long break in the rain…long enough to get the race in, most likely. More rain possible late Sunday afternoon. Stay tuned to changes in the foreacst-the exact location of rain is still tricky to pinpoint. The Forecast 8 team will keep you updated during Daybreak coverage before the race. Take your rain gear with you, just in case. Temperatures will be chilly with afternoon temps in the lower 60s and a light breeze.
Sunday is finally race day for the Indianapolis 500, a day many have us have been waiting for! Scattered showers are possible tomorrow although they appear to be occurring mainly in the morning hours. Forecast 8 Vipir shows scattered showers in central Indiana. The light rain continues this evening into the overnight hours. A rumble of thunder is possible.
Gates open at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 5:30am. By that time the light rain should be gone. Bring the rain gear just in case. There is a chance for a spotty shower all day long, but according to the latest forecast models, the afternoon hours are really the best hours to see no rain. The race starts a little after noon, and we should be dry. Stay tuned to the latest from the Forecast 8 team as we continue to receive the latest forecast information. The forecast could still change!
In the history of the Indy 500, we have been pretty lucky in the last several years with dry race days. The last time we’ve had rain during the race was back in 2007 when the race ended with enough laps completed before a downpour.
Currently, temperatures are holding in the 60′s in some locations with upper 50′s out west where a few rain showers are taking place. Tonight, low temperatures will range from the low to mid 40′s in the outlying areas, to 52 here in the circle city. Cooler temperatures will continue on Sunday with highs in the upper 60′s to the low to mid 70′s.
Memorial Day temperatures will be closer to normal in the mid 70′s. However showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast and will continue into the early morning hours on Tuesday. Dry weather conditions return by Tuesday afternoon as well as warmer temperatures in the 80′s. Indianapolis will be flirting with the 90 degree mark on Thursday under partly cloudy skies. Our next chance of rain will arrive next Saturday.
A line of showers continues to move through southwestern Indiana. The rest of central Indiana has cloudy skies and a few sprinkles are possible. This rain spreads across the state this evening, giving everyone a chance for light to moderate rain. The Forecast 8 Team is continuing to analyze the forecast for Race Day, so stay tuned.
Temperatures are cool this afternoon, but at least the sun has come out. Temps warm into the upper 60s today for Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Temperatures remain cool in the mornings with highs in the lower 70s during the daytime hours this holiday weekend. The 500 Festival Parade, mostly cloudy, high of 70 with an isolated shower late in the evening. Race Day Sunday, mostly cloudy, scattered showers after 2pm, high of 71. We should get the race in! Memorial Day, scattered showers and t-storms with a high of 72.
The clouds are starting to exit Indianapolis and we could really use that sunshine to help warm us up! Temps now are in the mid 40s and lower 50s. This afternoon, with the full sunshine, temps reach the upper 60s.
Temps are cold this morning! Clear skies helped cool temps in Lafayette to 36 degrees at this hour. Clouds over Indianapolis and areas southeast, helped keep in Thursday’s daytime heat. So temps there are more mild in the 40s, lower 50s. Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be 20 degrees cooler than last year-with highs in the upper 60s and full sunshine.
If you are attending the 500 Festival Memorial Day Service on the circle, bring a light jacket. The noon temp is 62 degrees. Catch the service on MyINDY TV 23 from noon to 1pm. Lows tonight become chilly in the mid 40s again.
Saturday our temps increase a bit with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. The 500 Festival Parade will be nice and dry. If you are not heading out there, catch live coverage on WISH-TV.
Race Day Sunday, will begin dry and mostly cloudy. Scattered showers move into western Indiana after 2pm…so we should get the race in. Temps reach the lower 70s. Memorial Day, scattered showers and storms with highs in the lower 70s. Temps heat up for the rest of next week…reaching the upper 80s by mid-week.
Scattered showers continue off and on all afternoon. Keep that umbrella handy! The rain slowly moves out late this evening. Temperatures will only reach the mid 60s later today. Lows tonight plummet into the lower 40s. The cooler temps stick around for all of race weekend. Expecting sunshine Friday, some clouds and dry for the parade on Saturday. Scattered showers possible on race day, but we should get the race in.
Scattered showers are pushing southeast through northern Indiana. This afternoon, the showers arrive in Indianapolis and the scattered rain remains in the forecast through 7pm. Temperatures are in the lower 60s with cloudy skies. Highs today only reach the mid 60s and the clouds stick around.
Scattered showers and storms moved through the state over the last 24 hours, giving some areas up to a quarter of an inch of rainfall. This morning is dry with some light patchy fog. This afternoon more scattered rain develops from a trough-so the showers continue in the forecast through this evening.
After the rain moves through cooler temps arrive…especially tonight! Right now, temps are in the lower 60s. This afternoon our highs reach the mid to upper 60s. Tonight’s lows fall to the lower 40s. These are near-record lows. The record low for Indianapolis is 37º set in 1925.
Sunshine pours over central Indiana for Carb Day on Friday. Temperatures will be a little on the cool side in the upper 60s and lower 70s. The 500 Festival Parade on Saturday is a little warmer with lows in the lower 70s and partly cloudy skies. Race Day is still a tricky forecast. There is a shot for rain late Saturday night, then another chance for late Sunday afternoon. It is still too early to pinpoint exact times, but we should get the race in. Memorial Day Monday, scattered showers and storms. High temps both Sunday and Monday in the low to mid 70s. A warm up kicks in again for the following week with highs nearing 90º by the end of next week.