Miami Heat Parade: LeBron James Won't Let His 1st Party Be Ruined by Rain
It's been four days since LeBron James finally claimed his first championship, and now that he finally has a chance to celebrate with the city to which he delivered glory, he's not going to let a little rain ruin the party.
Though Weather.com indicates that there could be some unfavorable conditions for Monday's parade through Miami, the show must go on, and it will.
Monday's forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of rain, with a greater chance of precipitation in the morning and a chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Twenty-one mph winds are also expected.
The parade is expected to last about 90 minutes, according to the Sun-Sentinel's Linda Trischitta, and it will begin at 11 a.m.—right when the scattered thunderstorms are expected, when there will be a 35 percent chance of rain.
According to the Miami Herald's Daniela Guzman and Margaux Herrera, thunder is the only thing that can stop this parade (but not the Kevin Durant kind). Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll told them:
If it rains, the parade will continue, but if we have thunder and lightning, our recommendation to the Miami Heat is to stop the parade until the bad weather passes.
The temperature in Miami is still expected to hover around 86 degrees by the time the parade starts, so according to the Herald, fans have been encouraged to bring their own hydrating beverages to the parade. There will also be fire department-manned water stations along the two-mile route.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, the parade will run from the corner of Southwest 8th street to the AmericanAirlines Arena, where LeBron and Co. closed out the job against the Thunder on Thursday night.
It's not every day that there are weather delays in basketball, but the hard work has already been done, so this should be no big deal.
A little thunder never hurt anyone—especially not the Heat.
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