Wet, cold weather on tap for North Texas this weekend

A wet and cold weekend is on tap for North Texas and some events have already been canceled.

Rain will continue Friday and evening into Saturday, with temperatures not expected to get above 40 on Saturday. Windy and breezy weather will begin Saturday and continue into Sunday’s BMW Dallas Marathon.

Marathon officials say they will not cancel any of its races on Saturday or the featured race on Sunday because of weather. The marathon’s health and fitness expo went on as scheduled Friday, as it was located inside the Dallas Convention Center.

A complete opposite result due to the weather in Plano, where a holiday parade set for Saturday morning was canceled due to the expected conditions. Floats and entries that were being prepared sat idle on Friday in a lot covered by tarps.

The City of Duncanville made weather related adjustments to its events. A Christmas tree lighting scheduled for Friday night was postponed until next week. It’s holiday parade, also scheduled for Friday evening, was canceled.

The miserable weather was also no match for diehard football fans watching the playoff game between Waco Lavega and Argyle.

Fans say their teams have been working hard all year to get to this point, and there was no way they were going to let anything keep them from cheering on their team.

It was not the ideal night for football, but the teams and fans carried on.

The players can at least generate some heat when their moving. But staying warm was a challenge for the fans in the stands sitting through the cold, seemingly never-ending rain.

“This is nasty, nasty,” said Argyle fan Russell Wyand. “It’s not even good weather for a duck.”

Football fans did whatever they could to stay dry and warm to very little success. But through it all, fans made sure to stick with their school colors and showed their never-ending support for their team, no matter what.

“Tradition. The Pirates are like a family,” said Waco La Vega fan Laneisha Lewis. “Regardless even if you have somebody playing, the team is a family.”

“You only get one chance to play high school football,” said Argyle fan Derek Tucker. “You don’t get too many opportunities to go this deep in the playoffs. It’s a special night, regardless of the weather.”

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