Thunderstorms on horizon for Indy 500

Associated Press1 Minute Read

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Weather Service is forecasting a 30 percent chance of rain for the Indianapolis 500.

The agency says there's a possibility of isolated thunderstorms until midday Sunday, then scattered showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, with highs in the upper 70s.

The most recent of 14 rain delays or postponements was in 2007, when the race was halted after 415 miles. In 2004, the race was delayed two hours by rain, stopped after 27 laps, restarted after another delay of almost two hours and stopped for good after 450 miles.

There was a record 3.8 inches of rain on race day in 2004.

The hottest Indy 500 was 92 degrees in 1937; the coldest was a high of 58 in 1992.

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