Preakness Weather: Cloudy and Cool
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The Pimlico Special (gr. I) returns as part of the 2008 stakes schedule after a one year hiatus.
Although rain is forecast for Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday, Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) should be contested under cloudy skies, with cool temperatures.

According to the Web site, the warmest day of the week will be Wednesday, when the temperature is expected to reach a high of 76 degrees under partly cloudy skies. On Thursday, the temperature is forecast to reach 75, again with mostly cloudy skies.

On Friday, when the Pimlico Special (gr. I) and Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) highlight the Pimlico race card, there is a 40% chance of precipitation, with a high of 56 degrees and low of 53.

The Saturday forecast is for partly cloudy conditions and a high of 67. There is a 20% chance of precipitation on Preakness Day.

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