red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning

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red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning

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.
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P Wealleans of Fenham, said: "The red sky in the morning question is, red sky in the morning shepherd's warning - bad weather, red sky at night shepherd's delight - good weather and it was also a saying for sailors .
Does the saying "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight, red sky in the morning shepherd's warning," hold any weight?