Sun likely for start of series

Cross your fingers, currently the weather for opening day of the Little League World Series is mostly sunny and clear of precipitation according to the National Weather Service’s extended forecast.

The weather the week leading up to the series, while teams, their families and fans make their pilgrimage to Williamsport, should warmly welcome them.

“Williamsport’s weather is right in line with average conditions for this time of year,” said Elyse Colbert, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

This morning starts with a little fog but by 9 a.m. the sun will be out and the day will warm up to 79 degrees. Tonight brings in a calm wind and a low of 58.

Both Saturday and Sunday call for a high of 82 partly sunny skies inviting Williamsport residents to get outside and enjoy the weekend.

Expect partial cloud coverage Monday with a high of 80 degrees and a low of 64 degrees.

Warm weather continues through Tuesday, the high reaching 79 degrees. A 30-percent chance of scattered storms remains throughout the day, a potential problem for the Crosscutters game against the Batavia Muckdogs at 7:05 p.m.

Rain also could interrupt the Grand Slam Parade downtown Wednesday evening. There’s a 60-percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms during the day and a 30-percent chance at night. If it doesn’t rain down on the festivities, attendees will enjoy a humid 80 degree high and 59 degree low.

As of now, Thursday calls for clear skies and a high of 81 to mark the start of the Little League World Series. Fans can look forward to cheering on their favorite teams in the sunshine.