|Picture-Perfect Preakness Race Weather Expected|
UPDATED 2 PM EDT, May 19, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
|The weather for the 137th Preakness today in Baltimore couldn`t be any better. The same pattern in place at the end of the work week is being carbon-copied for the start of the weekend. |
The Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will be dry as "I`ll Have Another" takes the second of three steps toward a historic Triple Crown. A strong high pressure system firmly in place is bringing a dose of sunshine this afternoon. Temperatures will hover around the lower 80s during the Preakness Pre-Race.
The sun will lower in the sky during the evening with readings dropping into the middle 70s by the 6:45 p.m. EDT start. Temperatures will then fall back into the 60s this evening with clear skies and dry air in place.
Following almost a week`s worth of rain, the weather last year for the Preakness Stakes was just as perfect as what is expected for today`s race with temperatures around 80 degrees under partly cloudy skies.
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Story Image: Millionreasonswhy, ridden by John Velazquez, right, works against Ageless with Luis Garcia aboard, during the Miss Preakness horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 18, 2012, in Baltimore. (Patrick Semansky, AP)
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