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.
As more than 94 million take to the roads and skies this weekend, a storm has begun to unfold threading to hinder early Christmas travel.
Thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.
As California heads into its third consecutive dry winter with no relief in sight, firefighters continue to battle a late-fall blaze in Big Sur.
A powerful storm will bring disruptive weather from Spain to France and Italy for Christmas Day.
Similar to the days prior to Thanksgiving, the worst weather will focus on the days prior to Christmas as millions of travelers take to the roads and skies in the U.S. and southern Canada.
An abrupt and abnormal cold wave gripped parts of southeastern Texas in early December, catching many off-guard, including two native Southern California bobcats recently transferred to the area.
Portland, OR (1892)
27.5" of snow (21st-24th).
New York City (1959)
15" of snow.
N. California & Oregon (1964)
Great warm surge and torrential rains on deep snow cover; record floods followed.