Long-Range Forecast: Wet Oaks, Sunny Derby

Long-Range Forecast: Wet Oaks, Sunny Derby
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Will the sun be shining for Derby Day?

If the long-range forecast is correct, rain on May 6 for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) will clear out and make way for a sunny Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day.

If there is sunshine on Derby Day this year it would be a welcome sight for Louisvillians. Like most of the Ohio Valley, the Louisville area has seen record amounts of rainfall and flash flooding during the month of April.

According to Weather.com, there is a 60% chance of showers and scattered showers on Oaks Day and night, with a day-time high of 72 degrees and an overnight low temperature of 54.

On Derby Day, the sun will rise at 6:40 a.m. EDT and evolve into a sunny day in which there is only at 10% chance of precipitation, with a forecast high of 73 degrees.

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