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Frances may bring heavy rain

September 03, 2004|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

The Hagerstown area could get "pretty heavy rain" on Tuesday or Wednesday as an aftereffect of Hurricane Frances, a meteorologist said Thursday.

"Right now, the (storm's) center would go to the west" of Hagerstown, said Brian Wimer, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.com in State College, Pa.

On Thursday, Hurricane Frances was classified as a Category 4 storm, with 140 mph winds, according to The Associated Press. Florida is bracing for the storm's arrival this morning.

By the time it gets as far north as Hagerstown, the storm will no longer be a hurricane, Wimer said.

For the time being, the local weather should be nice, he said.

The forecast calls for sunshine and a few clouds today, with a high of 80 degrees and a low of 61.

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Saturday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high of 82.

Sunday's weather will be partly sunny. The high is expected to be 75.

On Monday, which is Labor Day, some clouds will roll in, with a possible thunderstorm in the afternoon. The high will be around 70.

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