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Rain in the forecast for Opening Day

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  April 5, 2009 08:18 AM

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Don't be fooled by today's sunny skies. It doesn't look like we're going to be catching any breaks in the weather department for Opening Day at Fenway Park tomorrow.

The National Weather Service is calling for showers, mainly in the afternoon, with a 90 percent chance of rain.

Sarah Wroblewski, meteorologist for WBZ-TV (Ch. 4), reported this morning that a moisture-filled low pressure system will head into the Boston area by the afternoon hours tomorrow. "We're looking at heavy rain headed our way as we head toward the evening hours," Wroblewski said during her Sunday morning weather report. "We are expecting to see lots of rain. So Opening Day forecast? It doesn't look too great. Unfortunately, rain will be nearby by the midday hours. It may be light to start but it's going to come down. And once it does in the afternoon, it will be raining pretty hard and it will also be very windy."

Wrobleski's prediction is that the Sox may delay until Tuesday. Other local weather reports are seeing it as a close call for getting the game in. Fans are already camping out and lining up along Lansdowne street with the hopes of getting tickets to tomorrow's Sox-Rays matchup scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. start.

We'll be keeping you updated on any changes in the forecast as Monday's opener approaches.

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