There has been rain on and off all day in the SWAC area but as of 3:30 the Staunton Christmas parade was a go as folks scramble to decorate floats and be in the lineup for tonight's 7:00 start time.
According to the Staunton News Leader:
Even after rain continued throughout the afternoon, as of 3:30 p.m., the Staunton Downtown Development Association said the Christmas parade will go on as planned.The parade lineup is on North Augusta Street behind Hardee's and Domino's Pizza. It will turn left onto Frederick Street for a block, turn right in front of Mary Baldwin College onto New Street for a block, and then take a right onto Beverley Street where it will continue through downtown and out the west end of town. Shops are decorated and miniature Christmas lights always make a festive atmosphere.
According to a hour-by-hour forcast from Weather.com, there is only a 10 percent chance of rain from 6 to 9 p.m.
The theme for the 2009 Downtown Staunton Christmas Parade, which will be at 7 p.m. today, is Christmas classics.
Dress warmly. The temperature has been dropping all day, from a high of 54 this morning to 40 degrees as I type this with a brisk wind blowing. Bundle up, enjoy the warmth of the crowd, and hit one of the downtown restaurants afterwards for hot chocolate to warm up.
It's the Christmas parade in Staunton....