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University High School commencement reset for Saturday because of weather

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The graduation ceremony for University High School seniors scheduled for Friday at the school’s football field has been postponed until Saturday at 5 p.m.

Eddie Campbell (File)

Monongalia County Schools superintendent Eddie Campbell told WAJR News continuing rain and a worsening forecast are the culprits.

“Thunderstorms coming in about 6 p.m. and the stadium will be full by then,” Campbell said. “We’re not going to get an opportunity to dry out.”

The MetroNews Accuweather forecast said the chance of rain Friday is 90-percent with a chance for an embedded thunderstorm. Forecasters expect a quarter inch of rain, more in thunderstorms.

Campbell and principal Kim Greene reviewed the conditions and considered everything from the possibility of slick surfaces to lightening when making the decision.

“We just elected that it was probably more prudent to postpone things until tomorrow at 5 p.m.,” Campbell said.

There is just a slight chance for rain Saturday.

“The weather looks really good for tomorrow,” Campbell said. “I think things are going to clear out overnight.”

Morgantown High’s Class of 2022 will graduate at 10 a.m .Saturday¬† at Pony Lewis Field.

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