Phoenix-area hot air balloon show to light up park Saturday
PHOENIX – A week after the threat of bad weather canceled its scheduled date, a Phoenix suburb will host its annual hot air balloon show Saturday.
The free, family-friendly Fountain Hills Balloon Glow will start at 5:30 p.m., at the town park.
Between 12,000 and 15,000 attended last year’s event, organizers said in an online post.
Balloons will be set up starting after 4:30 p.m.
A few vendors will be on hand to sell hot dogs, tacos and beverages.
The National Weather Service bureau in Phoenix anticipated cool temperatures in the evening, after a daytime high in the mid-to-upper 60s. The skies were expected to be mostly clear at nightfall, with an overnight low of 43 degrees.
As higher pressure aloft builds into the area later in the week we should FINALLY start to warm up a bit. High on Saturday forecast to be 67 – one degree above normal. Phoenix has been below normal since Dec 22. We MIGHT even hit 70 on Sunday (forecast is 69). #azwx pic.twitter.com/LMn9OskxQD
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) January 1, 2020
A forecast of rain, which had fallen all week, put a damper on the original date of Dec. 28.