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PIAA Moves Thursday Softball Games Up Half Hour; DCC to Play at 10:30 a.m.

Punxsutawney fans cheering during the 2018 PIAA Softball title game won by the Lady Chucks at Beard Field. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Citing the potential for bad weather later in the day, the PIAA has moved the championship softball games Thursday up a half-hour each meaning DuBois Central Catholic will now play at 10:30 a.m.

The Lady Cardinals are facing Montgomery for the Class 1A title. The game was originally set for 11 a.m.

As of 2 p.m. June 15, Accuweather’s forecast for June 16 in State College was calling for “very warm; a morning shower followed by a heavy thunderstorm in the afternoon; thunderstorms can bring hail and damaging winds.”

The hourly forecast on Accuweather for Thursday showed a 37% chance for rain at 10 a.m., a 32% chance for rain at 11 a.m., Noon, and 1 p.m. a 34% chance of rain at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., a 40% chance of rain at 4 p.m., a 51% chance of rain with thunderstorms at 5 p.m., and a 47% chance of rain at both 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

There are two games following the DCC/Montgomery game. The 3A title game between Lewisburg and Avonworth will now be played at 12:30 p.m. and the 5A title game between Pittston Area and Armstrong will now be played at 2:30 p.m.

Baseball games for Thursday are now currently affected, and all baseball and softball games Friday are still at their original times.

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