Rainy Weather Misses PSHS Homecoming Parade; Hits Hard at Night
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PALM SPRINGS - We had several solid hours of rain in the Palm Springs area but luckily it didn't impact the Palm Springs Homecoming Parade. The scene in Downtown Palm Springs around 8pm was rainy and wet. For some UK tourists, they came prepared. "We're here on a ten day holiday to America and we've been checking the weather reports regularly on where we're going and we knew today we were going to get some rain,” says tourist Tim Pemperton.
Other tourists, like Allen Wilson, from Scotland didn’t plan so well. "It's a bit of a surprise here, but hopefully it will be nicer tomorrow,” says Wilson.
It wasn't rainy all day. Earlier, the parade saw very little rain. "Well, I got my jacket on but it’s been absolutely gorgeous and I have a lot of friends from out of town and the last week has been great but, of course, on the day of the parade, we get a little rain. But it's comfortable though, it's a little cooler, so it's nice,” says Rancho Mirage resident Giovanni Pirozzi.
"I love it-- even in spite of the little sprinkles. I love it. I support it and the kids are great. It's been really nice,” says Palm Springs resident Diana Ownens.
Even if it was pouring it wouldn't have stopped Owens from coming out to support her son. "Knowing Palm Springs throughout the year, I know people will come out and support. A little rain won't run us in. I'm going to stay to see my son. Well, unless he comes running to me saying, 'Mommy, I want to go home', I’m here till the end,” chuckles Owens.
Most tourists from rainy parts of the world agree, a little rain in the desert is never a bad thing. "This has been a treat for us-- this holiday-- so one day of rain, that's nothing for us,” says tourist Carolyne Palmer.
"It makes us feel right at home seeing the rain. So, it's unexpected but still nice and warm and we're having a good time,” says tourist Nigel Harding.