Rain might dampen St. Patrick's Day festivities in Augusta

Friday, March 16, 2012 12:12 PM
Last updated 3:59 PM
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Rain is expected to move into the Augusta area this afternoon and could dampen St. Patrick’s Day celebrations Saturday.

Showers are anticipated to hit the Augusta area sometime after 2 p.m. and extend through the evening.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Dan Miller said there is a slight chance for thunderstorms but severe weather is not as likely this evening.

“I wouldn’t say that the severe threat is particularly significant at this time,” he said. “We’re not anticipating any watches being issued.”

Chances for rainfall should diminish Saturday morning but will return sometime after noon. Currently, the chances stand at 50 percent.

“We’re currently reviewing that and may trim it to 30 or 40 percent for the CSRA,” Miller said.

The wet weather is not anticipated to have any affect on the warm weather. Highs are still forecasted in the 80s.

A 30 percent chance of showers will continue into Sunday.

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etlinks 03/16/12 - 03:40 pm
Move the parade up 2 hours

Move the parade up 2 hours and you may get lucky.

SCV Sam 03/16/12 - 05:35 pm
I for one shall pray for

I for one shall pray for rain. This is not a Biblical and therefore not an American or Southern holiday. Neither Patrick nor praying to "saints" is Biblical. Nor is drunkeness. Fun is fun: mockery and debauchery are not. Bring back Robert E. Lee's birthday and Confederate Memorial Day as real holidays instead.

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