NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Parade of Sail arrived early for Norfolk’s 43rd annual Harborfest because of weather.
The Parade of Sail, one of Harborfest’s signature events, is a striking fleet that includes tall ships, character vessels, sailing craft and military vessels.
It typically arrives at the festival — which is held at Town Point Park along the Elizabeth River — at noon. The ships started arriving a little after 11 a.m. this year.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson says heavy rain might develop by the mid-afternoon hours. Showers are likely Friday night, with an an isolated thunderstorm before 8 p.m.
There is less rain in the forecast for Saturday, but showers and storms are possible for Sunday.