Storms delay, cancel events across North Texas Saturday

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Heavy rain and storms canceled and delayed several outdoor events scheduled for Saturday.

The MudBug Festival and Fun Run in Seagoville and the SPCA's Strut Your Mutt in Dallas were both canceled due to lighting and thunderstorms.

Several other outdoor events in Arlington were affected by the rainy weather.

The gloomy weather delayed UIL baseball playoff games scheduled at Globe Life Park and canceled the Art on the Greene Arts Festival for the day.

But event organizers are making the best of it and moving forward with the rest of the weekend.

Parents and team supporters of teams in the playoffs came armed with blankets and layers to face the cold, wet, rainy weather.

“Not good, so we brought the blankets and the towels to wipe the seats because we like to get close even so there's no cover on top,” said Rita Heese, whose grandson was playing.

Some parents said they've dealt with worse.

“Being from the East Coast, there has been times we've been on snow delays and squalls or whatever have come through. 30 degree weather where we're sitting out there like fools wrapped up but our kids are loving it so,” said Jennifer Springs.

“I'm in shorts, and people tease me a lot because I wear open toe shoes and shorts, and it's really cold here, but for me, this is like a normal summer day in upstate New York,” Michele Ciccone added.

The first game between Carroll and Pearce was delayed because of weather for almost two hours, but parents are making the most of their time and a chance to see their kids play at Globe Life Park.

“For these boys, it's such an amazing opportunity to be in the dugout, be in the locker rooms, be out on the field,” Ciccone said.

Outside the ballpark, the 8th annual Art on the Greene Arts Festival had to cancel Saturday's events.

“That's one of the good things and the bad things is the weather. You just never know what's going to happen,” said Steve Moya.

Heavy rain made the park grounds too wet for the festival to continue Saturday,” Moya added. “Once I got out here and really looked at it, and just saw how much it was puddling, there's just no way. There's no need to damage the park.”

The cold weather all weekend has affected attendance, but organizers are hoping North Texans show up for the festival's final day to support the 90 artists who've come from across the country to showcase their art.

“We really hope the general public comes out and supports them and really makes it worth their effort to come to Arlington to do this show,” Moya said.

Art on the Greene Arts Festival is scheduled to continue Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Richard Greene Linear Park near Globe Life Park.