Happy New Year San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO- News 4 San Antonio’s Delaine Mathieu is braving the cold downtown to ring in 2018 with all of you.
At midnight Sunday, fireworks will light up the sky of San Antonio for the annual New Year's Eve bash.
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News 4 San Antonio will of course be there and this year, a very special year with San Antonio turning 300 years old...an even larger party is in the works. Right now our meteorologist is predicting a very cold night- with temperatures in the 30s through the night and wind chills in the 20s, and a slight chance of rain.
In a release the Tricentennial Commission said: “The Tricentennial Commission is taking appropriate steps to monitor weather conditions and has made contingency plans in an effort to ensure that Celebrate 300 will go on as planned. Celebrate 300 is a rain or shine event. " One of those plans. They moved the large Ferris Wheel at the event to Alamo Street for a "firmer street surface"
Right now, there are two main road closures scheduled for the event: Alamo Street from Cesar Chavez to Market Street will be closed from 6 AM Sunday to 7 AM Monday and market street from Presa to Bowie from 3 PM Sunday to 2 AM Monday.
Folks planning to head to the events said they may seek out a warm spot inside for the fireworks.
"I think I am going to find a warm spot where I can see the top of the Tower,” said Larry Grappe.
And of course, you can count on our team of four zone weather meteorologists here on 4 to keep you updates as things develop into Sunday.
"I am actually going to be watching this for the rest of this week and into the weekend mainly because of the potential of wintery weather, for that freezing rain potential. I know it’s going to get cold, I have been talking about the potential of it getting much colder heading into the new year, what is still up in the air is if we are going to see the freezing rain,” said Meteorologist Jeannette Calle.