Eyes will be looking to the sky for more than fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.
With thunderstorms in the forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, organizers will be looking to see if rain can hold off long enough to squeeze in events around the county.
McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley says the Dr Pepper fireworks show will be held at the Civic Center on Friday night beginning at 9 p.m., rain or shine. As for the Main Street Live concert scheduled before the fireworks show and downtown events Saturday morning, Haley said the city is taking a wait-and-see approach.
"Right now the plan is to go ahead with everything as scheduled," said Haley. "It looks like there might be an opening Saturday morning, but you can never tell. We're going to try to have everything if we can."
Most of the city's Fourth of July activities are planned for Saturday morning on Court Square. The First United Methodist pancake breakfast has already been moved to the church and the movies scheduled at Park Theater will take place regardless.
At Midway CIC, activities will be moved inside the building if rain forces them to be relocated.
"We can seat about 200 in the building so we'll move inside if we have to," said Midway CIC representative Randall Fuston. "It was a 70 percent chance of rain. Now I see where it's down to a 40 percent chance. We go from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. so it's rare for rain to disrupt everything. We might have to take an hour or two break and then come back. We don't want to move anything unless we have to."