Guntersville Fireworks Show “Very Likely” To Go On Despite Rain Chances
Fireworks light up the sky over Lake Guntersville on July 4, 2012.
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The city of Guntersville has been hosting it’s annual fireworks show for decades. People can only remember once instance where the show was postponed because of weather and the hope is that won’t change this week.
Forecasts are calling for an 80% chance of rain on the Fourth of July. Police Chief Jim Peterson says they hope to beat those odds.
“It’s very likely, if we have a break, even if it’s been raining earlier in the day, if we get a break it will go on at 9 o’clock,” Peterson said.
Thousands of people are expected to line the shores of the Browns Creek area of the lake to watch the show. The fireworks are launched from the deck of a barge that is pushed to an area between the 431 bridge and the Warrenton Causeway.
“Only in the event of a torrential downpour, certainly lighting, would we cancel the fireworks,” said Peterson.
Peterson says if the show does get postponed, it will be rescheduled as quickly as possible.