Note to Mother Nature: Rain, rain, go away

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Action News viewers tell us the return of sunshine and blue skies is well overdue. (WPVI)

Action News viewers tell us the return of sunshine and blue skies is well overdue.

"April showers bring May flowers, and it's like May showers are gonna bring June flowers I guess," said Olivia Wright of Mt. Airy.

In May, Friday nights on Main Street in Manayunk often finds outdoor cafes crowded, but Action News didn't find Al fresco dining tonight. The weather forced all serious socializing indoors.

"It's been very cold, nonstop rain," said Molly McFadden of Mayayunk. "Just very gloomy."

But the cold and drizzle was not a deterrent to a group of teens. They love soccer so much, they convinced their folks to drive them to the local pitch.

"I love to play soccer, and I wanna be better so I play as much as I can," said Carl Skrocki of Havertown.

This week's rain is having a fundraising impact at the St Denis Fair - a springtime fixture in Havertown for 48 years.

While the goldfish given as prizes didn't seem to notice, all that water on the ground meant the electrically-powered rides had to be shut down as a safety precaution.

No rides can could cost the fair tens of thousands of dollars a night, so the hope is the skies will clear in the coming days.

"We're hoping for better weather," said Joe Cirillo, St. Denis Fair board member. "As long as it's not raining, they'll come so we're hoping no more wet weather."

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