A "mixed bag" of springtime storms, including heavy winds, hail and rain, is expected to hit Delaware County this weekend.
Joe Sellers, with the National Weather Service in Tulsa, said the storms - which were expected to begin in the overnight hours of Thursday, May 18, will bring with it an assortment of wind gusts and hail, but have a low tornadic threat.
Sellers said overall, the area should see from one to three inches of rain. He said areas west of Delaware County may see an additional one inch in rain accumulation.
For the most part, Sellers said, Friday, May 19, will contain the "biggest severe weather threat" with "all modes" of severe weather including severe thunderstorms, wind, hail and limited tornadic activity.
Sellers said the rain should begin to lessen between noon and 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 20, leaving Sunday, May 21, dry and sunny.
The weekend forecast has led to several changes or cancelations.
The second Barkaritaville, hosted by members of the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake, will move from Saturday afternoon to 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, June 2, at Honey Creek Marina.
The Rush for the Brush, set for Saturday at the Grand River Dam Authority Ecosystems building in Langley has been canceled.
The eighth annual amature Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19 Golf Scramble will move from this weekend to Saturday, June 17, at the Cherokee Grove Golf Club.
The annual City Wide Garage Sale in Jay, hosted by members of the Jay Chamber of Commerce, is being moved from Saturday, to Saturday, May 27. Booths remain available on the courthouse square. Participants may call 918-253-4345 for details.
Happening Rain or Shine
Saturday's JAKES event, the outdoor event for students in rural Grove will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., rain or shine.
Organizer Shane Berry said most presenters are under tents and heavy equipment will be standing by to help make any last minute site repairs. He does encourage participants to come ready for mud - since the ground is still drying out from the recent storms.
The Sixth Annual Civil War Days at Har-Ber Village will continue to take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Museum director Amelia Chamberlin said everything's a go for the event which includes a mixture of Civil War history, a variety of re-enactors, and more.
Special guests include the Holmes Brigade Minstrels, re-enactor groups representing 22nd Arkansas, 77th Pennsylvania and 4th Missouri; the Burnt Press District sutler; and tin and coppersmith Robert Stone.
The Keep DelCo Clean, an event designed to coincide with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, will take place beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, at the Jay Wal-Mart parking lot.
Organizer Kym Hoover hopes volunteers can use the day to spread throughout the county, picking up trash and other debris from the roadways - working as little as an hour, to as much as a full day helping. Where the group works will be determined on Saturday morning.
For more information, persons interested may contact Hoover at 918-314-6411.
Legends and Lassos, the 125th anniversary celebration for First National Bank, will take place regardless of the weather, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, at the Craig County Fairgrounds.
Organizers said if rain puts a damper on the outdoor location, activities will move inside the fairgrounds buildings.
The event will feature a mechanical bull riding competition - which includes Jonas Rabel, Mark Londagin, Marty Follis, Matt Carnes - at 8 p.m., judged by top PBR athletes. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation.
The Grand Lake BBQ Festival, set for Friday and Saturday, at the Langley Ball Fields, will still take place, rain or shine.
Organizer Darrel Hicks said the event, which includes family entertainment, live music and vendors will take place. Proceeds from the sale of BBQ meals will benefit the Ketchum Backpack program.