Indy 500 weather: How Indianapolis' forecast is looking for race day

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Rain and a chance of thunderstorms will last for the next day or so in Indianapolis. But race fans, rejoice – meteorologists said it should all end in time for the Indianapolis 500.

Race day on Sunday, May 29, is looking to be warm and sunny. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 84 degrees, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Alexander McGinnis. The day is looking to be mostly sunny, with humidity and winds predicted to be light to moderate.

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The forecast aligns with a typical late May to early June forecast, McGinnis said. Fans are encouraged, however, to use sunblock.

Periodic showers are expected in Indianapolis proper in the days leading up to the race.

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Showers and a risk of isolated thunderstorms will continue through Thursday and stretch into Friday. The Indianapolis Department of Public Works said high water on roadways, downed tree limbs, debris or malfunctioning traffic signals can be reported to the Mayor's Action Center at 317-327-4622. Calls made after business hours can be directed to the department's dispatch by selecting option 2. Residents also can use RequestIndy.

McGinnis noted the forecast shows a good chance the precipitation will cease by Friday evening – in time for Carb Day festivities.

The Indy 500 race day schedule can be found here.

Contact Sarah Nelson at sarah.nelson@indystar.com or 317-503-7514.

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