Here’s today’s weather forecast for Lake Allatoona:
• Some clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon. (Sure, there is also a possibility of an alien spaceship landing on your mother-in-law’s nose, but that is less likely.)
• Hot, with a high around 96 F (because 96 C would be 205 F).
• Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
• Chance of rain 30%.
Do you know what that 30% chance of rain means?
No, it doesn’t mean that rain will fall on 30% of the region.
A 30% chance of rain means that — under similar weather conditions — 30% of the time it will rain.
A 75% chance of rain means that — under similar weather conditions — it will rain 75% of the time.
A 100% chance of rain means that — under similar weather conditions — it probably won’t rain at all because God loves to mess with the minds of arrogant weather forecasters.