Bad weather expected Saturday
Forecasts are grim for Saturday. Hurricane Hanna may be sitting off the coast of the southern states but its effects will reach New York. We’re supposed to get heavy rain and wind starting in the wee hours and lasting all day.
This is no sprinkling the players can dance around. Unless the hurricane changes course drastically there doesn’t seem any way the U.S. Open will get in either day or night session. Expect both to be canceled.
The USTA is being cagey about what its plans are in case of cancellation. It said only that there are “several contingency plans in place.” The only thing it promised was to give ticketholders access to the rescheduled session. But you probably knew that. I’m pretty sure charging people twice would have violated some kind of law.
It’ll be too bad if the men’s semis and women’s finals get rained out, but you can’t complain about the weather overall. These two weeksÂ have been sunny and beautiful. You’ll take one bad day, even if it is the second-to-last day.