Rain could cancel Veterans Day parade
Organizers say they’ll decide at 10 a.m. Wednesday whether to go ahead with the annual Veterans Day Parade or call it off due to rain.
If weather forecasts are correct, the parade is likely to be called off.
“If it’s still raining, we’re going to cancel it,” Homer Robertson, president of the Rowan Veterans Council, said late this afternoon. “We’re playing it by ear.”
The National Weather Service predicts continued rain Wednesday and says the precipitation could be heavy at times. Through Wednesday night, the service anticipates rainfall totals up to 3 inches, adding to the rain the area saw Monday.
The rain is expected to continue the next couple of days before tapering off Thursday evening. Before the rain stops, the area could collect up to 5 inches thanks to Tropical Storm Ida, the Weather Service said.
Rowan and Cabarrus counties remain under a flash flood watch through Wednesday afternoon, meaning the expected rainfall amounts could cause creeks, streams and rivers to overflow their banks and areas with poor drainage to flood.
The N.C. Highway Patrol reported no significant traffic problems due to the rain today.
Check www.salisburypost.com Wednesday for the latest on the parade.