Today is the start of the annual, very popular, Collinsville Italian Fest and boy is it ever raining this morning. The weather news is that the afternoon may see big downpours. I hope not because this fest is a big deal for so many people in Collinsville. Not only the fest goers, but for all the non profit groups work so hard to provide the food and other fun things. It rained in 2013, in the morning of 2008 and the worst was, if I remember correctly, 1987, when the parade and fest was swamped with rain. But otherwise all these many years it hasn't been rainy.
Water was pouring into stands and the street on the Friday. It did let up by the second half, though.