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Scorching heat, record temperatures likely for race day (May 21)


Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Pictured: A spectator watches the race at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore.

Preakness 2022 Odds Update

*As of Saturday 6:55 p.m. ET

1 Simplification 8-1
2 Minister of Creation 10-1
3 Fenwick 11-1
4 secret oath 9-2
5 Early voting 5-1
6 Merry Jack 10-1
7 Armagnac 17-1
8 Epicenter 7-5
9 Skippy Longstocking 11-1

If you’re attending Saturday’s Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, it would be wise to get your sunscreen out and drink plenty of water. Yes, horse racing fans. It’s going to be hot and then some.

Record temperatures could hit the city hosting the 147th edition of the second leg of the sport’s Triple Crown series. If the temperature reaches 96 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, it will set a new record in the city.

Times at 9:30 am are already in the 80s. Today will be HOT with highs in the low to mid 90s. Protect yourself from the heat when working or playing outside. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, take shade breaks.

— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) May 21, 2022

the National Weather Service issued an alert with hazardous weather conditions in the region, which includes a Air Quality Statement, Special weather report and Hazardous Weather Outlook.

Current conditions at 12:15 p.m. ET at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (KBWI) weather station put the temperature at 89°F, with humidity at 50% and the dew point at a sultry 68°F.

The heat index, which sits at 93°F and continues to climb, is making the weather worse. The weather is expected to stay that way throughout the day, with mostly sunny skies and westerly winds moving at 6 to 8 miles per hour.

Wondering the weather? 🥵☀| For Preakness Saturday, highs will reach lows in the mid-90s. Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) May 21, 2022

The Preakness will feature nine of the best 3-year-old horses in the world racing 1 3/16 miles on the Pimlico dirt track. The race start time is set for 7:01 p.m. ET, with NBC providing television coverage.

Previous Pimlico races will air on CNBC from 2-4 p.m. ET, then move to NBC from 4-7:30 p.m. ET. You can also stream the races on NBCSports.comthe NBC Sports app and Peacock Premium.

Disabled Action Network Jeremy Pond, Sean Zerillo, mike conti and TVG analyst Andie Biancone have you covered with their detailed information and thoughts on the big race, as well as several other betting angles as well as their best bets and longshots.

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