Weather holds up, keeps Panoply festival dry

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The first half of Saturday has been pretty dry and no one is happier about that than those indulging in the arts at Panoply.

"We're an outdoor art and music festival, they all have weather they have to deal with," said Arts Council marketing manger Joanna White.

She went on to say the weather, and lack of sun, was perfect. The large turnout was almost a surprise, because even a slight risk of rain often keeps people at home.

"Yesterday it said 90 percent, so we said 'oh no get the umbrellas,'" said Becky Deason. "Then it said 10 percent this morning, so its been nice."

"Well this morning I wasn't for sure that I'd come," echoed Angie Dobbins. "I woke up and the forecast predicted storms so I said 'okay we’re going to miss out, maybe I should have come yesterday."

"It's only supposed to be so many days and today was suppose to be terrible weather so when it wasn't raining this morning, I had to come," said Logan Wynn.

Organizers and attendees are happy the weather has held up so far, but the people behind the festival are getting updates and watching the skies.

"We have the National Weather Service here in the park with us," said White. "We get a personalized briefing every hour. They tell us how things are looking and we make decisions if we need to in the interest of public safety."

Learn more about Panoply 2015 here.