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Weather Forecast Forces Change In Day And Location Of Tewksbury High Football Playoff Game

Oct 25, 2018 03:06PM ● By Bill Gilman

The Tewksbury High football team opened the season with a 34-6 win over Lawrence. (Photo by Kayleigh Ann Nagle)

 Better to be safe than sorry.
A severe storm front is expected to bring heavy rains and high winds through the Merrimack Valley on Saturday. As a result, the Division 3 North football quarterfinal game between No. 1 Tewksbury (6-1) and No. 8 Billerica (3-4) has been rescheduled and relocated.
Originally slated for Doucette Field on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 p.m., the time was first changed to Noon, with the hope of beating the storm.
However, a change in the forecast scuttled those plans.
The game will now be played at Chelmsford High on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.

Per the National Weather Service, the weekend forecast looks like this:
Friday Night
A chance of rain, mainly after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 39. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday
Rain, mainly after 8am. High near 47. Northeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Saturday Night
Rain before 9pm, then showers likely, mainly between 9pm and 1am. Low around 41. Northeast wind 12 to 17 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
A chance of showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
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