Thunder over the Sound weather plans


It’s almost time for the ‘Thunder over the Sound’ air show! Even though the weather forecast isn’t looking all that great, it should still be a ton of fun.

We are only one day away from the highly anticipated ‘Thunder over the Sound.’ Over 150,000 people are expected to watch the free show this weekend. Today officials were putting the final touches on the event.  Keesler Air Force Base Chief of Media Relations Sarah Loicano said, “So, we are really excited to be hosting the Thunderbirds and to be hosting the Gulf Coast Community out at Keesler. This is an opportunity for us to share our stories and talk about what it is that we do for you and to talk about our mission and everything that makes us the world’s greatest Air Force.”

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The only thing that could rain on this parade is, well, the rain. There is a slight risk for severe weather on Saturday. “So, we are aware of the weather forecast. We are monitoring that and we will make a determination based on the safety of our guests and the safety of our performances as necessary.”

Ground performances will start at 7:30 a.m. at Keesler and aerial shows will start at 9 a.m., weather permitting, but officials advise that you check regularly for event updates. “For current information, as soon as the air boss makes a decision about what would be the best course of action, we will make sure that we are pushing that information out through all available channels, that would be the ‘Thunder over the Sound’ Facebook page, the ‘Thunder over the Sound’ event page and we will make sure we are getting that information out to local media and radio stations as well.”

If you miss a show on Saturday, you can always catch it on Sunday when the forecast looks clear. “The air show schedule is exactly the same both Saturday and Sunday. If there are any alterations to the schedule on Saturday the original schedule will still stand for Sunday.”

News 25 will continue to keep you updated with any schedule changes on our Facebook page this weekend.

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Kristen comes to News 25 from the chilly Midwest. She spent the last year and a half as an anchor and reporter in northern Michigan, but calls Columbus, Ohio her home. Kristen Graduated from Kent State University in 2017. During her time at Kent she worked at TV2 the student run news station and had the opportunity to travel the country covering the most recent presidential election. During her free time Kristen loves volunteering at local animal shelters and hanging out with her husband Avery. If you see Kristen out and about don’t be afraid to say “hello!” She loves to chat with new people and has never met a stranger.


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