The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday and that makes this the biggest weather weekend of the year. We’ve had a 15-week streak of weekends with either rain or snow showers and unfortunately that streak will continue as rain is likely this weekend.
The race has finished on a second or third day five times and has been shortened by rain seven times. The last time the race was affected by rain was in 2007 when rain caused the race to be shortened to 166 laps (415 miles).
Saturday will be warm and humid with a high near 90 degrees. Scattered t-storms will develop Saturday afternoon and continue overnight. Showers will end by mid-morning Sunday. We ‘ll have a three to four hour window of opportunity to run the race under dry conditions before a round of strong storms rolls across the state in the afternoon through Sunday evening.
For Memorial Day we’ll have a sunny start before more storms develop in the afternoon.
This has been a soggy spring.
Weekend rain has been common this year.
Rain on race day is not unusual.
The race was shortened by rain in 2007.
We’ll have a chance for t-storms Saturday afternoon.
Saturday will be a warm, humid day.
Expect rain Sunday morning.
We’ll have dry weather to start the race.
T-storms will develop Sunday afternoon.
Highs will be near 80 on Race Day.
Up to a half-inch of rain is likely Sunday.