With a steady rain pattern lingering over the Upstate, some upcoming events could be canceled or delayed.
The BMW Charity Pro-Am is set to begin Thursday with rounds played at courses at Thornblade, Furman University and The Cliffs Valley. The final round of last year’s tournament was cut short due to rain. If the rain sticks around as predicted, we could see another shortened tournament, though tournament organizers said they have extra time built into the schedule to accommodate delays due to rain and or lightning.
BMW Charity Pro-Am Executive Director Steve Sellery said the Phil Vasser concert scheduled Friday night has been moved from the Peace Center Amphitheater to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, due to the forecast. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies in Falls Park is canceled for this week due to rain. The weekly event features movies on the lawn in Falls Park for free.
Thursday’s Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive could also be affected. The event is typically canceled when it rains. This week’s music is supposed to be provided by George Fetner and the Strays. City of Greenville event staff will make the call on whether to cancel by noon Thursday.
Friday’s Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays is another event at risk of cancellation. This week’s music is supposed to be provided by Zataban. Event staff will make the call on whether to cancel by noon Friday.
TD Saturday Market could also be canceled if rain persists. Event staff would make the call early Saturday morning. Leslie Fletcher, spokesperson for City of Greenville said the market has only been canceled a couple of times due to weather, including once for high winds.
As for the Mountains to Main Street Triathlon event, officials tell me it’s on rain or shine.
A pattern of rain and storms, brought on by a tropical system stalled over the Gulf of Mexico, moved into the Upstate Tuesday and is expected to last into next week.