Cold, wet conditions expected for NYE celebrations

Thousands still expected to show up for ‘Celebrate San Antonio!'

SAN ANTONIO – Celebrate San Antonio! is an annual tradition that will continue even if Mother Nature has no intentions of cooperating.

"Rain or shine, we're going to be here," said Noah Almanza, CEO of the San Antonio Parks Foundation, who runs the event.

The show will go on, despite the threat of drizzle, temperatures in the 30s, low cloud ceilings and the off-chance of some wintry precipitation.  

Almanza said they planned on watching the weather closely, but as of Monday, no changes to events are scheduled, including fireworks. 

"We've taken all the precautions necessary in the event inclement weather is to be present that day, but I think right now everything is looking pretty good," said Almanza.

The event is known to draw in around a quarter of a million people, and the San Antonio Parks Foundation believes there will be little, if any drop in attendance this year.

"People are going to come out no matter what," said Almanza. "If we had rainstorms, maybe thunderstorms, then that might be the only way we see a drop in attendance. Other than that, if it's just a little bit cold, people are still going to come out and have a good time."

The party begins at 5 p.m. at Hemisfair park on New Year's Eve.

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