Chilly, dry night should usher in new year

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Metro - By Liz Teitz STAFF WRITER [email protected]­press-news.net

Rev­el­ers look­ing to ring in 2019 out­side should be ready for a chilly night Mon­day, but San An­to­ni­ans should see dry skies dur­ing the fes­tiv­i­ties.

Rain Sun­day night is ex­pected to clear out by Mon­day morn­ing, mak­ing way for a dry and cool New Year’s Eve, said Na­tional Weather Ser­vice me­te­o­rol­o­gist Ja­son Run­yen.

Day­time highs in the 60s will quickly fall after sun­set, and tem­per­a­tures are ex­pected to be in the mid-40s by mid­night, he said.

New Year’s Day will be breezy and cooler than Mon­day, Run­yen said.

That bodes well for Cel­e­brate SA, the city’s an­nual New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tion, which will bring mu­sic, fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties and food to Hemisfair, La Vil­lita and Mav­er­ick Plaza.

This year’s event starts at 6 p.m. and runs un­til the fire­works end, just after mid­night.

The Hemisfair Stage will host for­mer Spurs for­ward Matt Bon­ner, in his San An­to­nio de­but per­for­mance as DJ Red Mamba. The Sat­is­fac­tions, a Rolling Stones trib­ute band, lo­cal soul band Ed­die and The Valiants, and The Tex­ases, a coun­try cover band, will also per­form at Hemisfair.

Mu­sic in the Bud Lite DJ Lounge in Mav­er­ick Plaza will be pro­vided by Chulita Vinyl Club, an all-fe­male DJ col­lec­tive, as well as Soul­stairs, play­ing disco and soul mu­sic, and house, disco and funk mu­sic from Adam Madri­gal.

The plaza is only open to those 21-and-older, who can buy beer and spe­cialty cock­tails from Deep Eddy Vodka.

Fam­ily-friendly en­ter­tain­ment is on tap in the “Cel­e­brate Fam­ily” Zone on Vil­lita Street and the Ar­ne­son River Theater.

The night will end with a fire­works show at the Tower of the Amer­i­cas, which starts at mid­night.

Ed­ward A. Or­nelas / Staff pho­tog­ra­pher

Last New Year’s, San An­to­nio kicked off “Cel­e­brate 300” to mark its tri­cen­ten­nial year.

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