We might get the Tour de Florence in this Saturday.
It seems that every time a new storm track is projected for Hurricane Ike, it’s slated to hit the Texas coast farther east than before. The Austin area now seems to be out of the track altogether, altho we still stand to get plenty of rain this weekend.
However, that rain may not be as continuous as first thought. Accuweather has a prognostication for Florence, Texas that gives this pessimist reason for a little optimism:
So the rain will be mainly between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It’s those strong north winds that will cause more trouble.
The reason for optimism is that an hour-by-hour forecast two full days in advance is nothing more than a guess. With the storm track shifting to the east, maybe the wind and rain will be less on Saturday than these numbers show.
The Tour’s web site has not been updated. I e-mailed the ride director this afternoon, to see if the ride was still on, and got no response. Which must mean that it is.
Hey, a guy can dream, can’t he?