Organizers of Thursdays Downtown have consulted with local authorities and made the decision to cancel this evenings portion of the popular downtown event.

They explained the decision in a statement on their Facebook page: "Alert: After speaking with the National Weather Service and consulting with the City of Rochester Police Department, the Rochester Downtown Alliance made the decision to end today's Thursdays Downtown event early. The threat of inclement weather is expected to increase into the final hours of Thursdays Downtown. Everyone should be out of the event site by 7 p.m."