Mario Andretti has said the best racing weather is overcast, no wind, about 72 degrees. Yesterday sure looked nice on worldwide TV, but drivers had to adjust to brighter, hotter conditions than they had for most of practice and qualifying time.
It only gets hotter today, and humidity will increase tomorrow. Our next weathermaker arrives Wednesday, once the upper air ridge over the eastern United States breaks down.
Here’s the map at the surface Wednesday.
Wednesday’s storms could be severe. There’s a level one of five risk.
My Huge Radar has real-time weather tracking, current temperatures, and severe weather watches and warnings. Get detailed Indiana conditions by clicking here. Click here to see my central Indiana 7-Day Forecast. Follow these links to get my forecasts for Lafayette, Muncie, Hendricks County, and Hamilton County. Need a second opinion? Click here for central Indiana National Weather Service forecasts. (Some charts via WeatherBELL.)
INDY SEVEN DAY FORECAST
Memorial Day: Sunny! High 89.
Monday Night: Clear and muggy. Low 68.
Tuesday: Sunny, hot, and humid. High 90.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 69.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms. A few could be severe. High 81.
Wednesday Night: Scattered showers and storms. Low 60.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with scattered showers in the morning. Not as humid. High 76.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 55.
Friday: Sunny and less humid. High 77.
Friday Night: Clear. Low 55.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 81.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 59.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 83.