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Bloomsday forecast is sunny and warm

May 1, 2019

Runners will be greeted by a warm and sunny Bloomsday weekend this year, with temperatures forecast to hold steady around 55 degrees during race time Sunday.

Temperatures are forecast to be in the 40s at sunrise Sunday and reach about 55 degrees when the race starts at 9 a.m., said Amanda Young, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. Temperatures should stay between 55 and 56 degrees during the race, with a daytime high of 70 degrees.

“It’s going to be a really nice day,” she said.

She said there was less than a 10% chance for rain, and the day is predicted to stay mostly sunny with a few clouds. This year’s temperatures are predicted to be higher than average for this time of year, but not as warm as last year, when there was a daytime high of 79.

Friday and Saturday are also predicted to be sunny and warm, with a zero percent chance of rain Friday. A daytime high of 66 degrees is predicted Friday, with a low temperature of 43 degrees. Saturday, the high could reach 74 degrees.

Race check-in for out-of-town participants begins at 6:30 a.m., with the first round of runners taking off at 9 a.m. The race closes at 1:30 p.m.

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