Are your graduation robes rain-proof?

5 day forecastWe’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather, whether we like it or not!

With Washington’s weather being rather schizophrenic as of late, we’re starting to worry if all the grand commencement ceremonies are going to be shipped indoors.

What’s the forecast looking like? Well, not so hot.

Almost all the events on Thursday and Friday are indoors, so dire forecasts won’t have too much of an effect on them. But Saturday’s the big outdoorsy day, with eight events scheduled outside from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Here’s what the National Weather Service predicts for Saturday:

Saturday…Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Saturday Night…Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Yikes! Looks like the SFS, MSB and College Commencement ceremonies are going to be in reverb-tastic McDonough after all. NHS kids luck out, though, with Gaston Hall as their rain site. The biggest downgrade? That would have to be the MSB Dean’s Reception, which is scheduled for the picturesque Dahlgren Quad but, if it rains, will be moved to Leo’s Lower Level.

Forecast graphics from Capital Weather Gang.

4 Comments on “Are your graduation robes rain-proof?

  1. Every weather source I’ve seen has said different things for Saturday and the forecast changes daily. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. If they are the same ones as we used years ago; the black can rub onto lighter clothes underneath so they probably aren’t good to get wet…at least if you like the current color of your clothes.

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