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Fewer Chances for Delays at Wimbledon Early Next Week

After rain interfered with play at Wimbledon on Saturday, the threat for more delays and cancellations will dramatically diminish early next week.

As play at Wimbledon resumes on Monday after a scheduled break in play on Sunday, delays will be less likely early next week.

An area of high pressure north of the region will control the weather pattern early next week, reducing rain chances.

A spotty shower may form on Monday afternoon, but most places in and around the All England Club will stay dry. A full day of dry weather will follow on Tuesday.

High temperatures will be around 70 F (lower 20s C) on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday appear to be the warmest days next week with high temperatures rising into the upper 70s F (middle 20s C). It will be dry with plenty of sunshine during this time due to high pressure over southern England.

By next weekend, a front will approach from the northwest potentially making Championship Sunday a wet one. Expect the chance for outbreaks of rain and even a few thunderstorms given how strong this front could be. This can possibly lead to delays and even some cancellations of matches.

Even though the Centre Court roof will keep matches going through any adverse weather, Eric Leister reported that it will create a different environment for players.

Tennis Channel analyst Justin Gimelstob noted, "When the roof closes, Wimbledon becomes an indoor event with a completely controlled environment, no sun nor wind which favors the more aggressive player."

Stay tuned for more updates as will keep you filled in on the latest information.

According to the UK Met Office, only five tournaments in the 127-year history of Wimbledon has escaped rain with the last such year being 1993.

Story by Meteorologist Rob Richards.