You can bet Musikfest organizers are keeping an eye to the sky.
Strong storms slammed the festival Thursday night. And who can forget the flooding fiasco last year along the Monacacy Creek?
This year, organizers said they have a plan if the rain won't stay away.
After hours of torrential rain in 2011, vendors were washed out and two sections of the festival were forced to shut down.
Friday night, the Monacacy Creek was sitting low at about two feet, but crews are ready.
"In the end, there's not a lot we can do to prevent flooding," explained Walt Keiper, ArtsQuest senior vice president. "But what we can do is obtain the information we need to make sure our festival grounds are safe."
And that's where Northampton County Emergency Management's mobile command unit comes in. It's the festival's first defense against severe weather and flooding.
Strong storms slammed Musikfest Thursday night, forcing the music to end early. And heavy rains Friday morning had workers pumping water that had puddled on festival grounds.
"We're monitoring the weather each day, keeping an eye on the radar things like that," said Curt Fauerbach, with Northampton County Emergency Management.
"If there is a hazard we have the information to notify patrons in advance and get them out of any harm's way," said Keiper.
They're also watching the levels of the Lehigh River and the Monacacy Creek.
"We're on it 24 hours a day right now," assured Keiper.
"Right now, it's just the safety of the crowds and the people," said Fauerbach.