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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Electrical storm may rock Baltimore’s U2 concert


Irish singer Bono performs with his band U2 during their show in La Plata, south of Buenos Aires April 2, 2011, as part of their 360 World Tour. (MARCOS BRINDICCI - REUTERS)
Tonight, when a capacity crowd of 80,000 pack into M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, vibrant, flashing lights will fill the venue - and possibly the heavens above. There is about a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in Baltimore this evening, and a slight risk the storms could be severe. The main impacts with any evening storms would be downpours and lightning. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center indicates a small but not insignificant “wind and hail” threat (15 percent odds).

Irrespective of the storm risk, the air will be thick and bordering on the uncomfortable. Suggestion: hydrate (with water, not alcohol). Temperatures should fall from the very humid low 80s at 7 p.m. (when the concert begins) to the upper 70s by around 11 p.m.

Concert-goers should hope this lyric from U2’s 2002 release “Electrical Storm” doesn’t prove fateful:

Sure hope the weather will break soon/The air is heavy, heavy as a truck/Need the rain to wash away our bad luck

Hey-yeah, hey-eeyay

Well, If the sky can crack, there must be some way back/To love and only love

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