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Preakness Will Not be as Wet as Kentucky Derby

While there is a threat for a shower in spots in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday, it should not be a washout like the day of the Kentucky Derby.

The best chance for spotty showers will be during the afternoon and evening hours, so a shower at the time of the Preakness Stakes, which is 6:20 p.m. EDT, is not out of the question.

"It will not compare to the Kentucky Derby, where the track was soaking wet and muddy," AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said. "Expect a fast track."

The high will reach 70 degrees, which is about 5 degrees shy of the normal high in Baltimore.

"It will be very comfortable temperature-wise," Anderson said. People enjoying the Infieldfest will not need to worry about bringing jackets or layers as temperatures from opening time, 8:00 a.m. EDT Saturday, will already be around 60 degrees.