The Blue Angels have canceled their beach flyover, the team tweeted at about 1:55 p.m.
“Due to weather we are going to go ahead and cancel the beach flyover. We hoped it would work out, and we appreciate all of you that were heading out that way to catch a glimpse of YOUR Blue Angels,” the team tweeted.
The Blues passed along their “sincerest regrets we couldn’t make this happen today.”
Update 1:30 p.m.
The Blue Angels have been forced to divert to Houston, due to the weather, the team posted on Twitter.
“At this time we are unsure if we will make it back up in time to make our pass along the coast. We’ll update as the day progresses,” the team posted at about 1 p.m.
The team was initially scheduled to fly over the city at about 2:15 p.m. on its way back to its home base of Pensacola Naval Air Station.
Update 12:40 p.m.
The Blue Angels tweeted at 12:25 p.m. that they are less than two hours from their arrival in Pensacola.
The team needs at least a 2,000-foot ceiling to make its pass up the coast.
“If you know any sun dances, now’s the time to boogie!” the tweet reads.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are coming home today, and they are expected to fly over Pensacola Beach, downtown and Perdido Key this afternoon.
The Blues will fly over the city at about 2:15 p.m., weather permitting, according to their Twitter account.
The Blue Angels tweeted this morning that they are racing the weather, so the elite fighter jet demonstration team might arrive a little earlier.
But the Angels noted that if the weather doesn’t participate, they may be forced to skip the fly-over.
Officials with the city of Pensacola and the Blue Angels Association, an organization of former Blue Angels pilots, have asked the public to welcome the team home by lining Palafox Street and the beaches.
The Blue Angels will return to Pensacola Naval Air Station after three months of winter training at El Centro Naval Air Facility in California.
They are expected to fly circles above Pensacola NAS on Wednesday, but will not do a full practice. Their first public practice session will be at 9 a.m. March 27.
The team is also scheduled to practice March 28 and March 29, with an autograph session inside the museum on March 28.
Because the practices are subject to last-minute changes depending on weather conditions and other factors, check navalaviationmuseum.org before heading out.