Light Rain, Cloudy Skies Likely To Greet Runners

Expect a cool, cloudy Bloomsday.

Some rain, perhaps, but not much, said Paul Frisbie, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Spokane.

“There’s a chance of a little rain, but I emphasize little,” he said. “People won’t be drenched.”

Temperatures at race time are expected to be around 45 to 50 degrees, he said, with winds coming from the south and southwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

The warmest Bloomsdays took place in 1977 and 1980, when the recorded high was 81. The coldest Bloomsday was in 1984, when 2 inches of snow fell before the race and the high for the day was 47.


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