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Grand Prix de Monaco, Wet Thursday Then Dry Weekend

The first two practice sessions for the Grand Prix de Monaco will take place on Thursday with the threat of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.

While the morning practice session will likely escape the rain, the afternoon session may have to deal with wet conditions as showers and thunderstorms will develop across the region.

Spectators should be prepared for rainfall amounts up to 12 mm (0.50 of an inch) during the afternoon and evening. The heaviest rainfall may hold off until after the second practice session comes to an end, but some rainfall is likely before the final drivers leave the track.

Dry weather will return to Monaco on Friday, making for a pleasant day for any sightseeing in the region, as there are no scheduled practice sessions.

This dry weather will continue into Saturday for the final practice session which will be followed by qualifying during the afternoon.

The threat of rainfall will increase on Sunday, although any rain will likely be limited to late in the day and perhaps after the race ends.

A period of rain is then likely Sunday night or Monday morning as some spectators begin their travel home following the race.