Grand Prix of Baltimore forecast: Rain goes away, until Monday

A race winner crosses the finish line at the Baltimore Grand Prix in 2011. Pleasant weather is expected for the Grand Prix of Baltimore 2012.

Rain is out of the earlier part of the Labor Day weekend forecast, meaning dry downtown streets for the Grand Prix of Baltimore. By Monday, things could dampen.

Friday will be hot for the festival's first races -- in the mid-90s, with sunny and clear skies. Things will cool down after that. Highs are expected in the mid- to upper-80s Saturday and Sunday, with partly to mostly cloudy skies.

There is a chance of some thunderstorms starting Sunday afternoon, when the IZOD IndyCar Series Race takes to the street from 2:45-5 p.m. The National Weather Service is predicting a 30 percent chance of storms, as of Thursday.

For the end of the long weekend, more scattered storms could be in store Monday. The weather service is expecting a 40 percent chance.

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