“In Dublin, we go rain or shine,” he said. “It [the rain] may impact a few bands or vendors, but we hope it clears.”
“We have had rain before,” he continued. “Our ‘Plan B’ is no ‘Plan B’. This is an event the whole community looks forward to."
Dublin City Councilmember Eric Swalwell says the weather may keep some at home.
“But with a little Irish rain comes a rainbow and I’m looking forward to another treasured St. Paddy’s Day weekend,” he said.
Sbranti is hopeful it will not rain the entire weekend.
“The locals still come out and obviously we hope everyone still comes,” he commented. “It rained a bit last year as well.”
According to Dublin Police Services Lt. Herb Walters, the rain forecast is not changing any of the plans for the police coverage of the events.
The National Weather Service issued a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" effective through Monday, forecasting a lot of rain with possible thunderstorms and hail on the weekend.
"Widespread rainfall is expected. Rain could be heavy at times and lead to poor driving conditions."
More rain is expected through Monday, the agency said.