A 50 percent chance of freezing rain has halted Minden's annual Christmas Parade, scheduled for Saturday, December 7.
Tommy McMurry, chairman said the parade, sponsored by the Minden Evening Lions Club has been cancelled due to the forecast for "dangerous winter precipitation."
"I have spoken with the chief of police and the mayor's office and believe that the strong possibility of bad weather warrants this move," McMurray said. "We are already making plans for next year, and the parade will be held on Tuesday evening, December 2, 2014."
According to the National Weather Service, Saturday's forecast includes a chance of freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 38 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Saturday night, there is a chance of rain or freezing rain. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
The wet weather will continue into Sunday, with a 50 percent chance of rain or freezing rain and a high temperature near 42 degrees.