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NCAA lacrosse championship weather updates: Notre Dame vs.  Maryland delayed by rain and thunderstorms
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NCAA lacrosse championship weather updates: Notre Dame vs. Maryland delayed by rain and thunderstorms

The NCAA moved the men’s lacrosse national championship to noon ET to try to avoid the rain. The rain found it after all.

The title game between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 7 Maryland has been postponed due to rain and thunderstorms in Philadelphia.

A lot of anticipation has been building up for this clash. Maryland won the national championship in 2022 and Notre Dame won it all in 2023. The Terrapins stunned the lacrosse world when they defeated reigning national runner-up Duke, the No. 2 team in the country, in the quarterfinals and defeated No. 6 seed. Virginia in the semifinals to set up a lead over Notre Dame, which has lost just one game in 2024.

Here’s the latest on Philadelphia weather.

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NCAA lacrosse championship weather updates

The lacrosse championship was originally scheduled to start at 1:00 PM ET, but the NCAA moved it to noon in an attempt to secure the championship before the storms arrived in Philadelphia.

However, the storms came early and put the title game on hold. The teams had been on the field but were told to leave due to thunderstorms in the area.

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Rain is expected in Philadelphia before 1 a.m. ET, according to the National Weather Service. It is projected that there is an 80 percent chance of rain and between 0.5 and 2.5 centimeters of rain could fall during the afternoon and night.

The National Weather Service describes the afternoon as having “severe thunderstorms” and the night as having “severe thunderstorms and then scattered T-storms.”

Inside Lacrosse reported that the teams would retake the field at 12:50 PM ET and the championship would begin at 1:00 PM ET. The start time was then pushed back to no earlier than 2:15 PM ET, according to ESPN’s Anish Shroff.