Thunderstorms in Spring Weekend forecast

After suffering a brutal winter, we may very well have a soggy Spring Weekend to look forward to.

“A couple of showers and thunderstorms” are in the forecast for Saturday morning and afternoon, according to AccuWeather, meaning that Spring Weekend’s annual outdoor concert on Martyr’s Lawn may have to move indoors.

As of Wednesday afternoon, meteorologists predicted a 57% chance of thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon.

“We did have a run through with our booking agent this morning in the case of bad weather,” said Patrick McCarren, GSB ’14, and CAB’s concert committee co-chair.

At this point, he said he was “not very concerned” about the weather. “Obviously the forecast can change in our favor or not in our favor over the next few days,” he added.

In the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms, administrators would move Saturday’s concert from Martyrs’ Lawn to Rose Hill’s Field House (where the President’s Ball is held). “The biggest change is obviously the staging and speakers,” McCarren said.

If that change were to happen, it would be announced Friday afternoon.

Over the course of his 22-year tenure at Fordham, Christopher Rodgers, dean of students at Rose Hill, recalls it raining once during Spring Weekend. He did not seem concerned about the weather in an email to Fordham Daily.

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