Outlook getting better

Thursday, May 2, 2024 5:30 P.M.

The forecast for Oaks Day has called for rain since late last week. Then, Derby Day weather looked very good. Earlier this week, the Derby Day forecast started to look questionable as well. As we approach these two “special” days, the picture has become clearer along with better news.

First, a weak upper air disturbance coming out of Texas today will cross the lower Ohio Valley late tonight/tomorrow morning. This will bring us rain and possible thundershowers during that time frame. However, recent model trends show the rain moving east of I-65 between Noon and 2 P.M. So, Oaks Day should get off to a wet start but the prime racing hours during mid to late afternoon should be rain-free. Skies should remain mostly cloudy with muggy temperatures reaching about 80 by late afternoon.

Second, another (even weaker) upper air system will cross over TN into WV tomorrow night. Any rain from this system should remain over southern and eastern KY. As this system moves east Saturday, it will leave behind a very pleasant Derby Day for us – sunny to partly cloudy skies with warm temperatures reaching as high as 83-85 degrees!

Now, if I could just figure out the horses!

“Choose the horse’s number or like his name; You just can’t beat the betting game.”

Stuff: There are more golf courses (16,000) in the United States than McDonald’s restuarants (13,000).

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