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Chance of showers in forecast for Preakness
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Published: 5/17/2008 12:15 AM

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BALTIMORE -- Rain is expected to clear out before the Preakness Stakes, with spotty showers forecast for Saturday evening.

The race day forecast called for sunny skies in the morning, changing to partly sunny in the afternoon with highs in the mid-70s, according to Jackie Hale, a spokeswoman for the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., which does forecasts for the Baltimore area.

There was a 30 percent chance of spotty showers after 6 p.m. Post time for the Preakness is 6:15 p.m.

"It may be hit or miss for the race," Hale said.

The Pimlico track was rated sloppy because of rain for Friday's races, including the $250,000 Pimlico Special and $200,000 Black-Eyed Susan.