The Rush Hour Hot Air Balloon Race was a go this morning with more than 30 balloons lifting off in the chilly early Friday morning air. Temperatures started off in the low 40s, and thankfully winds were less than 10 mph.
The time lapse video here was made just after 7am as the balloons crossed I-65 just south of Standiford Field after taking off at Bowman Field. Wind were from the North/Northeast allowing the balloons to drift to the South/Southwest. The balloons were flying through Standiford Field's and near Fort Knox's air space.
Weather conditions look good for the Balloon Glow this evening at 9pm. Catch it live on WHAS Digital 11.2, Insight 432, and Comcast 207.
The Great Balloon Race will have to dodge some showers early tomorrow morning. If they don't lift off tomorrow morning for the next race, they will try again Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.