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Damp for Stage 10 of Tour de France

Stage 10 for the Tour de France will take place Monday in the Vosges Mountains in southeastern France. This difficult 161 km (100-mile) stage features multiple steep climbs and fast, downhill sections with sharp switchback turns.

The difficult terrain will not be the only obstacle the cyclists will have to content with, however, as wet conditions are expected.

The morning will begin mostly cloudy as a few showers and thunderstorms move across much of southeastern France.

During the afternoon, the widespread shower activity will shift out of southeast France and periods of sunshine will develop. A few showers could remain in the mountains.

Temperatures will be mild in the valleys, averaging in the lower to mid-20s C (70s F). However, temperatures will the mountains will only top out in the upper teens C (60s F).

Wind should not be an issue, generally below 16 kph (10 mph), though mountain top and passes will likely see higher gusts.

Racers have a rest day on Tuesday to recover from this strenuous stage.

By Meteorologist Adam Douty.