Mother Nature has Father Christmas scrambling for several holiday weekend this weekend.
According to the National Weather Service, cloudy skies will move into the Lowcountry Friday night, just in time for the Moncks Corner parade, which has been rescheduled twice to avoid rain. The town plans for a 7 p.m. parade start on Friday in Downtown Moncks Corner. A tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday as well.
The overnight low is expected to be around 40 degrees.
Summerville’s Breakfast With Santa event will take place as planned on Saturday morning in Downtown Summerville under cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 40s.
An 80 percent chance of rain is expected after noon, according to forecasters, with as much as a quarter inch falling in the region.
Saturday Night will bring continued rain with a low around 42 degrees. New precipitation amounts are expected to bring up to 2 inches.
Sunday’s planned Christmas Parade in Summerville has been postponed until 2 p.m. Dec. 16
“After watching the forecast carefully for several days, we have decided to postpone the parade out of an abundance of caution,” said parade organizer Molly Willard. “While we hate having to move it, we want to make sure it remains a fantastic and safe experience for both attendees and participants.”
Forecasters are calling for up to 2 inches of rain Sunday with a high temperature near 47. The wet weather is expected to taper off Sunday night, which will usher in cooler temperatures and an overnight low of around 37 degrees, according to NWS forecasters.
Revelers unafraid of a little wet weather will find several static displays ongoing throughout the area.
Old Santee Canal Park’s animated light display is open until 9 p.m. through Dec. 30. Admission is $5 per vehicle and benefits charities serving Berkeley County.
The Christmas on the Square is a Christmas tree display on South Cedar Street in Summerville.
In Goose Creek, the annual Lakeside Light Display will continue with its Opening Night celebration Friday that includes holiday music from local groups, crafts. cookies, hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting and visit with Santa. The event will start at 6 p.m. at the Goose Creek Municipal Center, 519 N Goose Creek Blvd. Event, admission and parking are free.