A Chance Of Showers May Throw A Damper On South Bay’s St. Paddy’s Day
Don’t rain on my parade!
That’s what a lot of Beach Cities locals may be saying on Saturday, as it could very well happen based on the current weather forecasts.
The initial predictions called for a 60% chance of rain, mostly in the morning and diminishing in the afternoon. As the week progresses, the forecast calls shows party-cloudy conditions. Regardless, it’s going to be cool, too, with a high of 59 and a low of a damp and chilly 49 degrees.
The Hermosa Beach parade starts at 11 a.m., and goes until 1 p.m. This is right in the middle of when the rains were initially predicted for the day. The parade goes from Valley/Ardmore down Pier Ave., then turns left onto Hermosa Ave., ending in front of Barnacles. Which, if it is raining as predicted, will be a lively Hermosa Beach bar that time of the day.
With March 17 falling on a Saturday, this is one of the most anticipated St. Patrick’s Days in years in the South Bay. Locals have been making their party plans for more than a week, trying to figure out how to be at the parade and then parade into the bars on Pier Plaza without waiting in what are surely to be long lines all afternoon and into the night.
If it’s raining, that could well dampen the spirits of the parade and the entire day in Hermosa. Rain might keep people ay home, particularly with March Madness also taking place (especially if UCLA were to advance to Saturday in the bracket).
This would be a huge impact on the bars and restaurants on one of their biggest revenue days of the year.
By the way, the long-range forecast for Hermosa Beach and the Beach Cities calls for clouds and rain much of the following week, with the sun out only on Monday.