400 FORECAST: Chance for storms continues into race day

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The Brickyard 400 brings a huge crowd to Speedway on Sunday and everyone wants to know.. is it going to rain?

JEN1 We could see some patchy fog as we kick off the morning hours here in central Indiana but for the most part, it will be dry. You can’t rule out an isolated shower but the way models are play out tonight, if we were to see any morning showers and storms, they would be well south of I-70. It will be very muggy as we start the day as well. By noon, an isolated chance for showers and storms will begin.


Above is a slide show showing the development of showers and storms Sunday afternoon. A cold front will be pushing through the state and it will bring in some more showers and thunderstorms. The SPC even has us under a “slight risk” of severe weather and starts that risk area just west of Indianapolis and all points to the east. Large hail looks to be the main threat with our storms tomorrow. You also can’t rule out high winds, isolated tornadoes and very heavy rainfall. Isolated showers are possible starting around noon on Sunday and that chance for showers and storms will increase as the front starts to get closer to us. This will hopefully hold off until the end of the race. But some isolated showers ahead of the main line cannot be ruled out. But this is not expected to be a wash out at this point for the rain.


Behind this system will be another shot of cooler air. Monday will be partly cloudy, cooler and less humid. Highs should only climb into the mid to low 70s. This will be the case as well for Tuesday but with mostly sunny skies.