Mtgy. City Officials: Fourth of July Celebration Will Happen Rain or Shine

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By Jessica Gertler

It's not the news we want to hear. The forecast is calling for rain this Fourth of July. With parades and fireworks shows planned across our area, could the weather spoil the fun?

 A strong chance of rain is in the forecast on America's biggest outdoor holiday: the Fourth of July.

 The city of Montgomery is getting ready for its celebration. Music will begin Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Riverwalk Amphitheater rain or shine. Once it's dark, a ten-minute fireworks spectacular will light up the sky.
 
But will the weather rain on the parade?
 
"Not really. I don't think so. Not at all," says Montgomery resident Tony Ballard.
 
"Yes. Kind of, but I love fireworks," says Alexandria Adams, who plans on going to Montgomery's festivities. "I probably will still come through anyway. Bring an umbrella."
 
Montgomery city officials say as long as there's no thunderstorms or strong winds, fireworks can be set off in wet weather. As it stands, isolated showers and scattered thunderstorms will hit the River Region mid-morning and last throughout the evening. No severe weather is expected.
 
"I may come down here and see how it's going. If it's not too bad, then I will stick around," says Montgomery resident David Day.
 
Last year, thousands watched Montgomery's fireworks display. While some say the weather could hurt this year's turnout, others aren't letting Mother Nature dampen their fun.
 
Pike Road's activities and fireworks will still happen even if it's raining.

 

The city of Wetumpka is still deciding its plan of action. Organizers say they will make a decision tomorrow morning. 
 

 

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