Here’s what local forecasters are saying about the weather for the 2019 Boston Marathon

"Wet conditions look locked in for Monday."

Elite men's runners run through the rain along the route of the Boston Marathon in Needham, MA, Apr. 16, 2018. Keith Bedford / The Boston Globe, File

Forecasts continue to indicate that Marathon Monday will be wet, with highs in the upper 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

It’s going to rain “all day long,” Alan Dunham, a meteorologist with the service, told in an interview Thursday.

“If it’s going to slack off at all, it will be in the afternoon,” he said, adding that whether or not it will be windy is still to be determined.

The Boston Athletic Association is warning runners to “remember to take the weather seriously.”

“Packing extra layers, gloves, hats, and waterproof gear is encouraged,” a Facebook post on the official Boston Marathon page said. “When it comes to New England weather, the only constant is change: sometimes to more favorable conditions and sometimes not.”

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Eric Fisher, a meteorologist with WBZ, said “wet conditions look locked in” for race day.


While last year’s Marathon Monday was the “wettest on record,” Fisher said this year “may come close.”

Boston 25 News meteorologist Shiri Spear predicts a high of 60 degrees for race day, but said the forecast is “iffy.”

Harvey Leonard, a meteorologist with WCVB, said Monday’s temperatures will depend on the storm track.

WBZ meteorologist Terry Eliasen also said rain will “be a major factor on race day.”

Vicki Graf, a meteorologist with Boston 25 News, said 46 of the last 83 Marathon Mondays have been wet.


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