INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)– With the new Indy 500 race date of August 23, there’s a greater chance temperatures will be much warmer than it has been in May.
We have seen large temperature swings during Memorial Day weekend but one thing to point out is that May is still technically spring while August 23 is in the middle of summer. Storm Track 8 took a look at the normal highs and lows on May 24 versus August 23.
The normal high in May is 75 but it jumps to 84 on August 23. The normal low is 55 in May while the normal low is 64 in August. The normal rainfall for each day is just about the same.
Those are the normal highs and lows, here’s a look at the extremes.
It’s been as hot as 90 on May 24 but the record high on August 23 is 96. The record low for May is in the 30s while in August the record low stays in the 40s. Record rainfall is 1.55″ in May and the record rain on August 23 is 2″. Of course according to climatology we’ll have a really good chance of seeing warmer temperatures for the Indy 500 this August.