Sunny skies likely for parade, 1st game

A grand week of weather is in store, once the Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade starts.

Sunday’s National Weather Service forecast from State College shows a high near 71 degrees Wednesday, with temperatures steadily dropping that night, providing near perfect parade viewing and participating conditions.

Unlike last year’s thunderstorm halting night, the Grand Slam Parade, which typically has 40,000 or more spectators and hundreds of participants marching along east on West Fourth Street, the parade night should be clear and cool.

It might even be worth bringing a light jacket or sweater.

For today, however, there is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. For much of the day, it is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 80. The chance of showers and storms continues, mostly after 8 p.m., with new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, unless there are higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday also looks to have even more of a chance for showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 75 degrees. That night, expect isolated showers, with a low about 50.

For Thursday, for the start of the Little League World Series games, the conditions should remain nice, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 73 and mostly clear conditions, with a low dipping at night to 53.

Friday’s forecast also indicates steller conditions, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 75.

The service also indicates Saturday should remain mostly sunny and warmer, with a high reaching 76.