Scorching hot Indy 500 expected with wet and windy weather by mid-week


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Good Saturday evening, everyone! We’ve seen another scorching start to another weekend here in central Indiana. Hopefully you’ve been properly hydrating today if you’ve been out and about. 

Today’s high in the upper 80s pushes our total count for the month to 20 days, meaning we’ll tie the record for most 80° days by race day and break the record set in 1977 by Monday.

Minus a lingering downpour here and there this evening, most areas will remain partly sunny, mild and muggy. 

We’ll drop into the upper 60s to low 70s through the overnight, closer to our average high this time of the year, rather than the low. 

If you are heading to the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, it will be a scorcher. Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen. We’ll end up topping out at 90°. 

The all time high temperature record for the race is 92° set back in 1937. We’ll get close to that record, tying the 5th place spot of 1978’s race. 

Rain chances will be minimal Sunday, which is good news. Get outside and enjoy Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, because the middle of the week will be wet and windy. 

A week ahead of schedule, Subtropical Storm Alberto has developed between the Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba and will slide through the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. The storm will slide into the Ohio Valley by the middle of the week, giving us a much needed chance at some heavy rain. 

In addition to rainfall, we’ll catch a brief break from the summer-like heat with highs in the low 80s by Wednesday, before the rebound again late next week.

The early look ahead to next weekend looks promising with plenty of sun both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 80s. 

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