red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning

red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning

proverb A red sky at sunrise is a sign that bad weather will follow. The full phrase is "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning." I think we're going to get a bad storm today. Look at that sunrise—red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning.
See also: red, sky, warning
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RED sky in the morning, shepherd's warning...or so the saying goes, heralding possible rain to come.
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