The Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday. The race is scheduled to start at 6:04 p.m. EDT. At race time, it is likely to be partly sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s. The wind will be out of the northwest at 10-20 mph.

I am not knowledgeable as to what weather conditions are best for horse racing. However, I have to believe that 90-degree heat would be the worst case scenario. Rest assured that a cool front is coming, and it will not be hot in Louisville this weekend.

Story by Expert Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.