Wind: 6 MPH
Humidity: 84 %
Weekend Events Ready For Rain, Prepared With Back-Up Plans
There are plenty of outdoor events scheduled for Saturday, but with rain in the forecast, will event organizers have to scramble to make other plans?
It's the one thing people at outdoor events can pray for, but can not control: the weather.
“We're hoping for everyone's event that the rain doesn't happen, but if it does Walk of Life is prepared,” said Joy Blondheim, founder of the Joy to Life Foundation.
The Joy to Life Foundation hosts the area's largest fundraising walk/run, “The Walk of Life”, which benefits breast cancer awareness.
“The Joy to Life Walk of Life goes on rain or shine,” Blondheim said. “We've got a great spirit and we want everybody to come out, even if there are a few rain drops.”
The Walk of Life will be celebrating its 11th anniversary, and not once in the 11 years have walkers needed rain gear.
“We have pink ponchos…So they're really our good luck charm,” Blondheim said.
Shortly after the Walk of Life wraps up its activities around noon, at 3:00 p.m. the first annual “Montgomery Street Fair: Revival” will begin its festivities on Dexter Avenue.
“We will have it in the street at this point, we have some covered tents to deal with sporadic rain,” said Beth Hataway, Intern Director for Helicity Montgomery, the organization hosting the street fair. “But if it looks like it’s going to stick around all day we'll move it into the Kress building on Dexter Avenue.”
The streets aren't the only part of downtown that will be filled with people - so will Riverwalk Stadium, as the Montgomery Biscuits continue their first home game stretch. Saturday is set to be a Max Fireworks Spectacular show.
“In the case that it does rain and we do have to reschedule, which we have not had to do before, we do have a couple of different options,” said Joe Davis, Broadcaster for the Montgomery Biscuits.
The Biscuits will either move the fireworks show to another game day without fireworks, or double up on a Max Fireworks Spectacular date.
“[Like on the] 4th of July, so you'd have a longer show and a better show, twice the fun,” Davis said.
Regardless of the weather’s uncertainty, the best thing you can do to be prepared is to have your own back up plan: an umbrella.