Weekend weather will improve; New pattern next week brings warmth

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DRY TIME ENDING

The dry air is slipping away with relative humidity is increasing from south to north late Friday.  The dry air has been holding back the rain but eventually the showers will win out and increase.  Coverage will peak around 12 AM at just over 50% of the area.  The good news is that the system bringing the rain will start moving east and taking the rain showers with it early Saturday morning.

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IMPROVING SATURDAY

By Mid morning Saturday the rain coverage drops and the rest of the day will improve. Be patient, Saturday may start damp and gloomy but skies will brighten.  So many activities Saturday including Qualification Day at the track, the Geist half-marathon, Ft. Ben Camo Run and the Broad Ripple Art Fair just to name  a few!

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BROAD RIPPLE ART FAIR

Rest of the weekend will be great! Sun bathes central Indiana for Sunday and warmer! We reach the mid 70s for Pole Day.

NEW PATTERN BRINGS WARMTH

Warmer air is still on track for next week. 80 degree days arrive as early as Monday. A warmer and more humid flow of air eventually carries showers and t-storms with it by Wednesday.

The pattern is a lazy one for much of later next week and entering the long holiday weekend. A Upper air flow from the south west with minor disturbances embedded within it.

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RACE DAY OUTLOOK

We are still encouraged that there is no major storm system in the works for race day but a shower chance still looms. Overnight computers hint at showers developing Race Day Sunday from afternoon on into the evening. (I'm posting below the latest EURO model weather map for 2 PM Race Day)Dry time is looking likely - and any day that has rain in it at this distance still fails to reflect a all day rain or washout. We will firm up in the days ahead and be sure to check back and follow along as we near the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500!

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