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Sun to Shine on Indy 500 Sunday

By Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist.
May 25, 2014; 3:38 AM ET

The weather will cooperate for most outdoor activities, including race day at this year's Indianapolis 500 Sunday.

Thunderstorms rolled through on Wednesday afternoon, bringing damaging wind gusts and nearly 2 inches of rain to the Indianapolis area.

In the wake of the storms, low humidity and rain free conditions will highlight Indiana the next several days, lasting right through race day on Sunday.

The starting field for 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race poses on the start/finish line with the Borg-Warner Trophy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 19, 2014. The race is Sunday, May 25. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

For the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, sunshine is in the offing with temperatures reaching near 80 F during the afternoon.

Fans heading to the race should remember to use sunscreen to stay protected from the bright, powerful May sunshine. Sunglasses may be a necessity.

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Even with the low humidity forecast, light winds and intense sunshine will make for a toasty afternoon in the stands and on the track.

Racing fans can catch the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway following the Indy 500 Sunday evening. There is also the Grand Prix de Monaco at Monte-Carlo, so race fans will have plenty to watch this weekend.

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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