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.
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