SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - An annual New Year's Day tradition in Philadelphia could be in jeopardy because of the frigid temps.
The Mummers Parade may end up postponed for the first time in 15 years. As of right now, the parade is still on; however, Mayor Kenney says the city is keeping an eye on the forecast and will make a final decision Saturday.
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Thursday night's weather was fine for the Pennsport crew to bring some holiday cheer to the Sofitel Hotel in Center City while Mummers leadership and city officials talk about contingency plans with wind chills predicted to be around zero on New Year's Day.
In the meantime, over in South Philly.
"We're practicing tonight as if we are going Monday."
Fralinger String Band members fine tune their movements and sounds and plan on warming up their saxophones with heat guns if needed with a virtually unprecedented New Year's Day around the corner.
The #PennsportStringBand performs in #CenterCity #Philadelphia days before city officials will decide whether to postpone the #MummersParade due to frigid temps expected on #NewYearsDay. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/rbaEB8YuY8— Dave Kinchen🇺🇸FOX (@DKinchenFOX29) December 28, 2017