All this week we've been warned about a huge storm system heading our way for the weekend with a possibility of 3-6 inches of rain and wind. It was supposed to begin last night, into today and tonight and Saturday. Nothing much happened last night and so far today has been cloudy, but dry. We may still get this big storm, but the lead up to it reminds me of so many winter storm scares we get from our local news.
A massive winter storm with snow, ice and frigid temperatures forecast comes with all the advice-get your shovel handy, check the snow blower, have extra warm clothes in your car in case you get stalled or stuck. The state road crews are out salting etc. Way too often nothing much comes of these forecasts in the St. Louis area. The storm stalls or heads north or south of us.
This morning local news people were so obsessed with a coming rain event that they filmed county sewer workers hosing out drains with the added advice that we should be checking to see that our gutters aren't clogged. Get the umbrellas handy. Any number of schools have already cancelled or postponed football games and MoDOT and IDOT have cancelled their planned work on the Poplar which would have completely closed that bridge in both directions all weekend. Yay for that cancellation.
On the other hand, Clayton officials are not going to be undermined by weather or warnings. The annual St. Louis Art Fair in downtown Clayton will go on rain or shine.
That's the attitude Clayton! We go every year and a couple of years it rained but the fair continued and the people still came.
I don't know if we'll get a big rain storm but, really, it's just rain, miserable on a weekend, but not an Apocalyptic event.