high/strong probability of rain tomorrow

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GandalfMB

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Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
Hello,
which sentence sounds better "There is a high/strong probability of rain tomorrow"? I am asking because I have seen both used. The opposite should be "low probability", it can't be weak, can it?

Ahh... I meant "strong probability". Please excuse me :(.



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    American English
    I like "high probability" or "strong possibility," possibly because "probability" suggests numbers, so high and low seem more appropriate. The opposite of "strong possibility," however, would be "little chance" rather that "weak possibility." :)
     

    Packard

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    USA, English
    We hear "chance" mostly in New York and usually with a percentage attached. I rarely hear "high probability" although if someone said, "It is very likely to rain tomorrow morning." I would think it sounded entirely natural.

    There is a 70% chance of rain in the morning.
     
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