MUSKOKA — Enraptured basketball fans will run into rain at tipoff tonight at outdoor parties across Muskoka, as they watch the Raptors try to finish off the Warriors in a historic Canadian hoops contest.
So, if you’re going to a viewing party outdoors, be prepared.
Today’s rain is expected to last all day, only ending near midnight.
The Environment Canada forecast is calling for 5 to 10 mm., with winds northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this evening. The overnight low will be 8.
Luckily, with a 9 p.m. start, the weather may clear out for the final few minutes when the fun could really begin.
And celebrations into Tuesday can take off.
Free iewing parties at the Muskoka Drive-In’s GR-ASSIC PARK in Gravenhurst and Bracebridge outside the Griffin Pub, are expected to go ahead.
Muskoka Drive-In is hosting a free Raptors viewing party, with room for more than 200 vehicles. Or you can park outside and walk in.
And local pubs and restaurants will have their TVs tuned in to the game as well, in addition to a lot of people who are taking the night off from previous commitments to enjoy history in the making.