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UPDATE: Forecast improves for Lady A concert

Temps in mid-60s at showtime, light rain expected later

Posted: October 27, 2011 - 1:35pm  |  Updated: October 28, 2011 - 1:58pm

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The weather forcast for tonight's Lady Antebellum concert in Evans has shown slight improvement from previous forecasts, but cooler, wetter weather is still expected.

The bad news is that the National Weather Service has increased the chance of “light” rain for Friday evening to 70 percent; the good news is that the rain isn't likely to start until after 8 p.m., and temperatures will be slightly warmer than had been expected.

Today's revised outlook "looks much better than the forecast we had yesterday," said Columbia County Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker. "The temperature has made it all the way to 70 degrees and it's mostly cloudy."

Temperatures are expected to fall to the mid-60s by the time the concert is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., with chances of rain pegged at 70 percent between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Tucker said.

County officials advise those attending the concert at the outdoor Evans Towne Center Park's Lady Antebellum Pavilion to bring rain coats, because umbrellas won’t be allowed.

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