Stormy weather won’t stop weekend events in Gilroy

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It figures Mr. Weather would throw Gilroy a curveball on a
weekend jam-packed with highly anticipated outdoor events.
It figures Mr. Weather would throw Gilroy a curveball on a weekend jam-packed with highly anticipated outdoor events.

An errant dash of “unseasonably cool” showers, possible hail and thunderstorms for northern and central California may intermittently pop up Saturday night and last until early Sunday morning, according to a special statement released by the National Weather Service.

It’s an untimely newsflash given the Gilroy Downtown Business Association is throwing its third annual Gilroy Art & Wine Stroll on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fourth and Seventh streets along Monterey Road and Railroad Street.

Sunday is also Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero Day, a party thrown in honor of Gilroy’s world famous boxing champ. The event is scheduled from 12 to 6 p.m. on Fifth Street.

However a little precipitation isn’t going to rain on Gilroy’s parade according to Eric Howard, president of the Downtown Business Association.

“We’re going forward,” he said without flinching. “We’re tough Gilroyans. We can handle a little drizzle. Full bore ahead.”

According to the NWS there should be a break in the wet weather later Sunday morning, but “more offshore showers and possible thunderstorms with small hail will be possible throughout Sunday as the cold and unstable airmass passes overhead.”

The NWS states daytime highs will be much cooler, reaching the 50s and 60s.

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