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Weather: Showers Decide to Wait Out Rush

By Tao Yue
ASSOCIATE NIGHT EDITOR -- Murphy’s Law states that rain will come whenever an important event is held outdoors. Four years ago, that happened to the Class of 2001. Killian Kickoff was moved from its namesake location and moved to Johnson Athletic Center, where carefully prepared speeches and attention-grabbing stunts were set aside. The Dormcon president’s speech, in fact, was abridged to two sentences.

The next three years fortunately saw no repeat of that. Killian Kickoff was favored with ideal conditions: moderate temperatures and blue skies.

It looks like today’s event will see the same great weather. Clouds will be moving in later, with showers and thunderstorms possible. These won’t arrive until Tuesday, after the bulk of scheduled Rush activities have been completed.

If it rains, though, remember who to blame: that proverbial butterfly who flapped its wings weeks ago in Beijing. Remember: it was at MIT that chaos was first observed in computerized models of weather.

Today: Mostly sunny. High in the mid 70s °F (23 to 25 °C). Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph (8 to 16 kph) becoming southeast late.

Tonight: Clear. Low in the mid 50s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s °F (27 to 29 °C).