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A rainy Academy Awards on tap, forecasters say

A rainy Academy Awards on tap, forecasters say
Adrian Puccio carries an Oscar statue to the red carpet along Hollywood Boulevard. Forecasters say rain could fall Sunday during the 87th Academy Awards. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

There may be at least one party crasher for this year's Academy Awards ceremony Sunday: rain.

The National Weather Service says there's a 30% chance of rain during Sunday’s ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  

A low-pressure system with cooler air is deepening the marine layer, said Ryan Kittel, a meteorologist with the weather service.

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"Where the Oscars are at, there is a decent chance of drizzle," he said.

But the drizzle may look more like mist.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 60s for most of the day.

Light showers could persist through Monday and will be followed by warm temperatures for the rest of the week.

Organizers weren't taking any chances. A clear plastic tarp was covering the red carpet, and the life-sized Oscar statues were draped in covers too.

In 2010, the last time it rained during the ceremony, organizers set up a long, clear covering over the carpet so celebrities stepped out of their limos and onto the carpet and under the covering. Only the fans were drenched.

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