Kentucky Derby & Oaks Forecast


The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby looks quite nice this year! Sunshine and temperatures in the low 70’s looks like a good bet for both Friday and Saturday.

Kentucky Oaks

High 72 – Mostly Sunny, Low 52 – Partly cloudy

After some rain showers possible during the Derby Parade today, High pressure will move into the region and provide a gorgeous weekend for the remainder of the Derby events. There is only a 10% chance for a scattered shower tomorrow, but with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70’s, this years weather will be flirting with perfection!

NWS Surface Map

NWS Surface Map


Kentucky Derby

High 74 – Mostly Sunny, Low 54 – Partly Cloudy

Start Time: 6:25 pm ET

The Derby horses will be running in the sun this year as rain chances are almost non-existent for Derby day. Temperatures at the start of the Derby will be in the low 70’s, making even the shady stadium spots comfortable.

If your heading out to watch the races, pack the sunscreen, shades, and one of those big ole hats.