2012 Indy 500 Weather Forecast: Feel More Like August Than May

Rain won't be a problem this year for the Indianapolis 500, it will be the heat. As I was putting together this weekend's forecast, I felt like I was forecasting for the NASCAR Brickyard 400 rather than the Indianapolis 500.

Large area of high pressure is going to dominate the eastern third of the United States for the next several day. This will keep the forecast mostly dry but also provide lots of heat to the Midwest and the Ohio Valley.

Hottest Indianapolis 500 on record was set back on May 31, 1937 with a temperature of 92, we could easily tie if not break that record this Sunday. My forecast high is 93 for Sunday afternoon.

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Conditions in Indianapolis, IN:
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THURSDAY:
9 a.m. EDT
Firestone Indy Lights Practice – sunny skies – temp: 68
11:00 a.m. EDT
Firestone Indy Lights Practice – Sunny skies – temp: 79
1:15 p.m. EDT
Firestone Indy Lights Qualifications – Mostly sunny skies – temp: 83

FRIDAY - MILLER LITE CARB DAY:
11 a.m. EDT
Indy 500 practice – Partly sunny – temp: 78
12 p.m. EDT
Firestone Indy Lights Pre-Race – Partly sunny – temp: 81
12:30 p.m. EDT
Firestone Freedom 100 – Partly sunny, chc .of isolated storm – temp: 83
1:30 p.m. EDT
IZOD Performance Pit Stop Challenge – Partly sunny, chc .of isolated storm – temp: 85

SATURDAY:
12 p.m. EDT
Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade Downtown Indianapolis – Mostly sunny, Hot & Humid – temp: 88

SUNDAY - INDY 500 RACE DAY:
11 a.m. EDT
Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race Begins – Mostly sunny, Hot & Humid – temp: 86
12 p.m. EDT
96th Running of the Indianapolis 500 – Mostly sunny, Hot & Humid – temp: 89
1 p.m. EDT
Indianapolis 500 – Mostly sunny, Hot & Humid – temp: 90
3 p.m. EDT
Indianapolis 500 – Mostly sunny, Hot & Humid – temp: 92

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