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Soggy Derby Day Underway

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A wet track is a possibility for the Kentucky Derby.

Severe thunderstorms soaked the track Friday but were expected to clear out well before the Derby at Churchill Downs.

An overcast afternoon with temperatures in the mid 70s is forecast for the anticipated 150,000 fans when they arrive for the showcase race.

There is the possibility of more rain later in the day and a 30 percent chance of a thundershower at post time at 6:04 p.m.

But meteorologist John Gordon of the National Weather Service in Louisville says he doesn't think it will be extreme enough to affect the Derby.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-05-03-08 0954EDT


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