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An hour-by-hour look at the chances of rain in Boston on Marathon Monday

Athletes and spectators alike can be prepared for a warm, windy, and wet (but not soaking) Marathon Monday.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting an overall warm day in Boston with temperatures in the 50s and 60s — with heavy rain and thunderstorms between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Luckily, the threat of rain is expected to taper off throughout the day.

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Whether you get caught in the rain really depends on when you’ll be out cheering in the crowd or crossing the finish line, according to the weather service.

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At 9 a.m., when the wheelchair athletes begin racing, they can expect a 68 percent chance of rain and temperatures around 63 degrees.

At 10 a.m., when the elite men take off towards Boston, they can expect a 32 percent chance of rain and temperatures around 64 degrees.

At 11 a.m., when the top wheelchair athletes are expected to cross the finish line (between 10:20-10:32 a.m.), they can expect a 12 percent chance of rain and temperatures around 66 degrees.

At noon, as the winning runners are expected to cross the finish line, there will likely be a 14 percent chance of rain and temperatures around 69 degrees.

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At 1 p.m., if you’re heading out as a spectator, this is likely a good time to catch a lot of the race without getting wet, as forecasters expect a 13 percent chance of rain and temperatures of 71 degrees.

At 4 p.m., if you’re planning to still be cheering runners on or be fighting towards the finish line, you can expect to see a 44 percent chance of rain and temperatures around 64 degrees.

And, a bit of good news for athletes: In addition to the rain and the temperature, forecasters are also expecting a tailwind for the competitors.

So even though there’s still a chance you could get wet, at least it’s not expected to be as cold, windy, or rainy as last year, or — on the flip side — dangerously hot.

For more information, visit the National Weather Service’s Boston webpage, or follow @NWSBoston.

Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.