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Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog: Race day conditions

You will need sunscreen today if you're going to the race or spending time outside.

INDIANAPOLIS — We're officially on the upward trend after a low temperature of 57 between 5-7 a.m. Temperatures will quickly rise through the 70s during the morning.

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We'll be near 80 as the green flag waves at 12:45 p.m. Winds will increase, gusting to 25 mph at times through the afternoon and pushing temperatures into the mid 80s for highs.

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If we hit 85, that temperature would tie for the 19th hottest race day on record. The hottest race day hit 92 back in 1937.

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The sun will make it feel even hotter. The UV Index is a 9 of 11 today meaning burn times are in the 10-15 minute range. A shirt, hat, and sunscreen is a must and reapplying and SPF 30+ every two hours is recommended.

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