The popular street painting festival in Lake Worth is scheduled for this weekend, but will this year’s weird winter weather behave?According to forecasters at the National Weather Service in Miami, Saturday and Sunday should be partly sunny with low chances of rain.
While early forecasts predicted clear skies, a low deck of clouds is parked on top of South Florida.
Still, Both days are expected to have high temperatures in the low to mid 70s, with it dipping into the 60s overnight.
Rain chances aren’t even given a percentage in this morning’s forecast for the weekend, but it’s possible light showers may “brush the east coast” on Saturday. In Florida, there’s always a chance rain showers are going to brush the coast.
“A high pressure system over the mid-Atlantic states will bring plenty of sunshine through the weekend,” said Chuck Caracozza, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami.
The festival, which will attract an estimated 600 artists, is in its 22nd year.Post reporter Kevin D. Thompson said it’s estimated more than 100,000 people will attend, a far cry from the 7,000 people who came to the first festival in 1994 that was held on J, K, L and M streets.
All paintings are made of chalk, Thompson reports. There will be 260 of them this year. The paintings, of course, are temporary, only remaining until cars return downtown, with tires acting as giant erasers or the rain washing them away.