Based on Friday and Saturday’s weather forecast of heavy rain and sustained high winds, the Falmouth fireworks will be postponed until Sunday, July 6, at dusk.
Town officials and members of the Falmouth Fireworks Committee were waiting for the go-ahead from the Coast Guard and the state fire marshal, both of which they received today, to change the date.
Committee members and Stephen T. Pelkey, owner of Atlas PyroVision Productions of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, have been keeping a wary eye on tropical storm Arthur inching up the coast, making its closest brush with southern New England Friday night.
“We think the really heavy rain and wind will hit us around 4 PM on Friday, and the winds will remain strong until Saturday at midnight,” said committee chairman Joseph (Dutch) Drolette Jr.
He said fireworks must be postponed or canceled in sustained winds exceeding 22 miles per hour.
The 24-minute show will be choreographed to music heard on radio station PIXY 103.