Will the "Run for the Roses" be hampered by rain this year?
Louisville, Ky., home of the Churchill Downs racetrack, could see thunderstorms in the area Saturday. The high for the day is forecast at 75 degrees with a southerly wind of 8-16 mph.
Mudders, horses known for running well on muddy tracks, could be at an advantage if a significant amount of rain falls in the area.
Out of 135 years of the event, 61 Derby Days have experienced some form of precipitation (45.2 percent), although not necessarily at the time of the race, according to the National Weather Service.
Despite that relatively high percentage of precipitation, the Kentucky Derby has never been canceled by weather or for any other reason.
The 136th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled to take place at 6:24 p.m. this Saturday, May 1.
Throughout the United States, the greatest potential for the weather to disrupt outdoor plans and festivities on Easter Sunday exists across the Plains.
A potent area of low pressure moving into the West will dictate the weather from Washington to Texas heading into the new week.
Although spring may be in full swing, more than one-third of the Great Lakes remains covered in ice.
The return of showers and thunderstorms to Dallas is coinciding with Easter Sunday.
Rain and thunderstorms spreading to the East on Tuesday will put the brakes on the warmup following Easter weekend.
Aside from Easter egg hunting, many nations across the globe will commemorate the holiday with their own customs.
Late season cold wave: Douglas, WY - 12 degrees (April record) Lander, WY - 10 degrees Cheyenne, WY - 2 degrees
Marquette, MI (1982)
8" of snow fell in Marquette, MI, on this date. This brought the total snowfall to 240" for the winter -- an all-time record.
Southeastern VA (1991)
Torrential rain; 5.89" at Norfolk broke the 24-hour record for April (5.19" set in 1883). This was the most rain in one event since Hurricane Cleo dumped 11.40" from August 31 to September 1, 1964.