Birmingham Fireworks Display Postponed Due to Bad Weather

The fireworks have been postponed until Thursday evening.

The has been postponed to Thursday due to inclement weather.

According to a representative from the , despite a day of rain and thunderstorms, the city had planned on going ahead with the annual display at the until around 6:30 p.m.

However, the show was officially canceled a short 20 minutes before the gates were scheduled to open at 7 p.m.

City Manager Bob Bruner said after discussing the situation with Assistant Fire Chief John Connaughton, they decided the weather was just "too unpredictable."

"We have thunderstorms popping up out of nowhere," Bruner said. "We don't want to jeopardize safety (so) we agreed postponing the fireworks was best."

Birmingham was under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, part of a system of storms that produced quarter-sized hail in some areas and damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. The area is still under a flash flood warning until 10 p.m., with an 80 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms all night.

The gates at Lincoln Hills will open just as they would have Tuesday, at 7 p.m. with the show scheduled to start at dusk.


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