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Showers and storms in area today; could hit Indy 500 on Sunday

News-Democrat

The forecast for Saturday calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the metro-east.

The high temperature will be in the low 80s.

The chance for showers and storms will persist through Saturday evening.

Heading to Indianapolis for the sold-out Indy 500 on Sunday, or planning to watch the NASCAR and Formula One races on TV?

Unfortunately for race fans, rainy weather could affect all three races over the Memorial Day weekend, according to a report from AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Lada.

There’s a 30 percent chance of rain and storms on Sunday in Indianapolis.

Sunday’s Indy 500 will be preceded by the formula One Monaco Grand Prix in Europe and followed up by NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C.

Here’s the full forecast for the metro-east from the National Weather Service:

Saturday...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday night...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s. South wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

Sunday...Partly cloudy. High in the mid 80s. West wind around 10 mph.

Sunday night...Mostly clear. Low in the lower to mid 60s. Northwest wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

Memorial day...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the mid 80s.

Monday night...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s.

Tuesday...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the mid 80s.

Tuesday night...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s.

Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s.

Wednesday night...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s.

Thursday...Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s.

Thursday night and friday...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s. High around 80.

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