Weekend plans move forward, despite dreary forecast

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Another weekend forecasted with rain has many people saying enough already.

“The weather has not been great,” said Ken Tully who, with a little sun, got in a Friday afternoon bike ride at Salem Lake. “Fortunately I’ve been able to get out on the days that are sunny and warm.”

The past two weeks leading up to May has been full of rain, cold temperatures and few rays of sun.

“I just want it to stay warm and quit having to switch back and forth on the wardrobe,” said Tawanna Spainhour while getting in a Tennis match with her son Drake Friday.  “Finally getting out and enjoying the sunshine!  I just dread when the rain comes again.”

Saturday is forecasted to be cloudy with highs in the low 60s followed by a 70% chance of rain on Sunday.

Though the weather is forecasted to be dreary, it’s not keeping folks from moving forward with big weekend events, including the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure. Organizers brought in extra tents Friday just in case of rain as more than 7,000 people are expected to turn out.

“I think everybody knows somebody or has a family member that has breast cancer,” said Sandy Jones, a breast cancer survivor. Her team, “Sandy’s Bosom Buddies,” is ready for race day, – rain or shine. “This is the 4th year we’ve come out and the biggest team I’ve had so far.”