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    Royal Wedding to Have Clouds, Rain Threat

    By Story by Jim Andrews, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist.
    April 28, 2011, 7:44:49 AM EDT

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    Clouds and the possibility of rain will dampen the backdrop for Friday's Royal Wedding in London, England.

    Low pressure north of the Alps as of Tuesday will drift westward through Thursday as high pressure builds near Scandinavia.


    By Friday, the low will drift far enough to aim a damp flow of clouds and scattered rain out of mainland Europe and into southeastern England.

    For London, this could mean anywhere from a passing light shower to several hours of wetting rain, although the latter outcome would be the long shot, based upon latest information.

    Wet weather would in no way halt the proceedings. However, it would necessitate swapping the planned open-top carriage for a glass coach for the ride back to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey following the actual wedding.

    Meteorologists at AccuWeather.com are forecasting a high of 63 degrees F, or 17 degrees C, but with temperatures in the middle to upper 50s at the time of the wedding. The forecast also calls for winds from the east to northeast at a brisk 10 to 20 mph clip.

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