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Cool race weekend ahead

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A wet and gloomy Friday will lead way for a mainly pleasant and cool race weekend as we work our way towards the Indianapolis 500!

Friday night: Scattered showers will remain possible through the nighttime hours with mainly cloudy skies and breezy winds sticking around.

Lows will fall into the mid 40s.

Saturday: Clouds will linger through a good chunk of our Saturday with the chance for on and off isolated showers.

You will want the jacket if you are heading out early Saturday as we will get off to a chilly start. Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 50s for some locations across the state. Winds will also remain on the breezy side.

Saturday night: We will rinse and repeat with a much below average night across the state with lows in the low to mid 40s. If Indianapolis falls to a forecasted low of 45° for Sunday morning, it would end up tying the fifth coldest start to Indianapolis 500 race day on record. It would also end up being the coldest race day start overall since 1989.

Indianapolis 500 race day: If you are planning on getting out to the track to enter in early, prepare for chilly conditions. We will eventually warm up nicely into the upper 60s to low 70s by Sunday afternoon. It will be a marvelous day overall to enjoy some great Indy Car racing under mainly clear skies!

8 Day Forecast: The terrific weather trend will continue for Memorial Day with a return to near normal temperatures. Rain showers look to move back into the forecast during the latter half of Tuesday. Storm chances will then be in play for Wednesday and Thursday. Even with this upcoming system moving in, temperatures will not budge much. By next Saturday, we could launch back into the mid 80s.

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