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Cornell's fireworks and laser light show from a previous year.

September 21, 2018

Homecoming Fireworks and Laser Light Show Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

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Bad news for visiting alumni: Cornell’s homecoming fireworks and laser light show scheduled for Friday is now cancelled due to predicted inclement weather conditions.

“Due to severe weather conditions forecast by the National Weather Service to arrive in the Ithaca area between 7pm and 9pm, tonight’s #CornellHomecoming Fireworks and Laser Light Show has been cancelled for the safety of guests,” Cornell Alumni Association posted on facebook.

The National Weather Service expects thunderstorms and rainfall to begin at roughly seven p.m., with the brunt of the storm starting at nine p.m. The planned homecoming celebration spanned from seven to nine p.m.

Tomorrow’s homecoming events are expected to continue as planned, the University announced on Twitter.

The hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service states that “a strong cold front will cross the area with showers and thunderstorms.” Some of the thunderstorms are also expected to have “damaging wind gusts and brief heavy rain.”

The annual Mid-Autumn festival being held on Ho Plaza was also evacuated a little before 8 p.m. on Friday evening.