Weather or not, the Class of 2023 is set to go forth this week and weekend across the region.
It begins with three separate, outdoor ceremonies Wednesday for graduates of the Monongalia County Technical Education Center on Mississippi Street.
Diplomas and certificates of completion will be presented on MTEC’s campus at 8:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Preston High seniors walk across the stage on the football field 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
University High’s Class of 2023 will gather on the UHS field for their diplomas at 7 p.m. Friday.
Trinity’s seniors go forth in ceremonies in the school gym, also on Friday, at 6 p.m.
Pony Lewis Field is the place for Morgantown High’s seniors, who will take part in commencement there at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Clay-Battelle’s seniors turn their tassels on the school football field in Blacksville at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Rain in recent years has been an uninvited guests at many of the ceremonies.
However — right now, at least — that doesn’t appear to be a meteorological concern, AccuWeather said.
In fact, after hot temperatures of late with bouts of rain, next week’s forecast is expected to be more seasonable toward the seniors, AccuWeather senior forecaster Bill Deger reports.
METC’S grads can expect high temperatures of 83 under sunny skies on Wednesday, AccuWeather said.
Temperatures will dip just below 60 for Thursday evening’s outdoor exercises at Preston High.
Look for a mild cool-off into the 50s, AccuWeather said, for University High and Trinity seniors walking across the stage at their schools on Friday evening.
Saturday is expected to bring sun and a high of 77 for Morgantown High’s graduates going forth on Pony Lewis Field.
Most sunny skies and temperatures nearing 80 will greet Clay-Battelle’s seniors during their ceremony on their field Sunday afternoon.