Movie Night Hinges on Weather

Special to the PRESS

Family movie night is taking on a new twist in Laguna Vista with the outdoor showing of “Frozen,” a 2013 Walt Disney animated fantasy film at Roloff Park on Saturday night.

The movie will be projected onto a 16-foot screen on the park’s green area at 7 p.m., according to City Manager Rolando Vela.

“We invite everyone to Movie Night By The Bay and to bring their folding chairs and blankets, and enjoy this family-oriented movie,” he added.

With the National Weather Service forecasting thunderstorms this weekend, showing of the movie may be affected.

“We are playing it by ear,” Vela said of the weather. “If we have rains it will be cancelled, but we will wait until Saturday to see,” he said.

The weather service is reporting: “A heavy rainfall threat continues this weekend for deep South Texas. Tropical moisture will continue to increase … from the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Additionally remnants of Hurricane Patricia, which was located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, are expected to move across the Valley, the NWS report says. “This deepening tropical moisture will interact with a series of upper level troughs of low pressure moving over South Texas and Northern Mexico. This interaction will maintain the threat for scattered to numerous shower and thunderstorm activity through the weekend,” the report reads.

A Coastal Hazard Message for South Padre Island has also been issued.

“A tidal run up into the dunes plus a high rip current threat continues. The highest levels will be between 9 p.m. Thursday and noon Friday and then again from 9 p.m. Friday to noon on Saturday,” according to the Brownsville bureau.

A high threat for dangerous rip currents continues on the Island, as well.

“Beach driving will be impossible and life threatening from Beach Access 4 through 6 and along Boca Chica Beach. The surf will damage or wash away any items left on the beach such as chairs, umbrellas, tents and trash containers. Some seawater will spill through gaps in the dunes at Beach Access 4 through 6, with up to six inches onto Highway100,” according to the NWS advisory.

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