Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season. Will summer storms (thunderstorms) affect the Indianapolis 500 this coming Sunday?
Update For the 2013 Indy 500 Forecast Read: Indy 500: Spotty Showers Possible
Some of the Indy 500 races of the past have been marred by showers and thunderstorms.
As you know, these cars are fast, but they are pretty worthless in the rain. Those slick tires mean instant hydroplaning as soon as the track gets wet.
For this year's Indy Race, the weather won't go that route.
As a matter of fact, we are expecting plenty of sunshine in Indianapolis on Sunday with afternoon temperatures approaching 80 degrees.
The wind is not expected to be much of a factor.
Only if a storm system just now reaching the Pacific Coast moves faster than expected, would rain roll across Indiana during Sunday.
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"We exchanged notes already pledging to work together for the common good of the weather enterprise and the nation," AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers said.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before a potential winter storm unfolds at midweek.
The long-lasting and relentless winter season has broken seasonal maintenance expenditure records across much of the U.S.
This March has been and will continue to be a month on the wild side with storms and temperature extremes.
Chicago will be watching to see if a storm grazes the region at the beginning of the week but milder air will make a comeback.
Philadelphia, PA (1960)
Record low of 14 degrees -- 2nd day of 3 consecutive record lows, and 1 of 4 set during March 1960.
Philadelphia, PA (1941)
8.0" of snow.
Thule Air Base, Greenland (1972)
A wind gust of 207 mph recorded.