Thunderstorms dominate this weekend’s forecast — with chances of rain topping 80% on Friday and Saturday — leaving the first weekend of the ACL Music Festival hanging in the balance.
By the numbers: The city’s contract with fest organizer C3 Presents, obtained by Axios through a public records request, says receiving "one-half inch of rain or LESS in a single day or sustained over a period of days … will likely make park grounds unusable for event purposes of any nature."
Flashback: Organizers canceled the festival for the first time in its history in 2013 when overnight rains spurred a flash flood warning and dumped as much as 11 inches of precipitation over Austin. Attendees received full refunds for the canceled day.
☂️ If you go: Bring your rain boots and a jacket. Umbrellas aren’t allowed.
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