If you are one of the 750 people set to run 3.1 miles through the streets of downtown Middletown early this evening, you’re likely hoping for the rain that’s forecast for later.
But these aren’t light showers meteorologists are seeing on the radar approaching from the northwest — rather the potential for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms with a threat of torrential rain, damaging winds and frequent lightning strikes, according to the National Weather Service.
If you’re planning on running or spectating at the 5K Fun Run, or intend to catch an outdoor concert or take part in tonight’s gallery walk, do keep an eye on the weather.
We’re looking at a high of 90 degrees with a 60-percent chance of rain.
remain open Wednesday until the heat breaks and fire hydrants throughout the city will be opened by the public works so you may have to avail yourself of one by grabbing the nearest child and running through the icy cold fine spray or even “accidentally” walking too close to one.
You’ll thank me later.
At 4:30 p.m., the begins on Main Street with planet, a moonwalk, giant slide and extended hours at Kidcity Museum, and music by .
From 5-8 p.m. is the second in which 10 local businesses open their doors.
The concert series continues at 6:30 p.m. at the Wadsworth Mansion with the Highland Rovers Band rock percussion, bagpipes, fiddle and vocal harmonies. The show will be preceded by a brief performance.