Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester residents and visitors went from having an abundance of things to do today, to a short list of indoor activities.

Rochesterfest Executive Director Brent Ackerman issued a statement shortly before 10am announcing all Rochesterfest Activities today and tonight have been canceled due to the forecast calling for thunderstorms this morning and this afternoon and evening. Ackerman stated “the safety of our visitors, vendors and performers is always our top priority.”

The message followed a nearly identical announcement by organizers of the popular Thursday’s on First and Third event.

The National Weather Service has put the chance of storms today at around 80-percent.

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Caden Rocks the First Pitch at the Rochester Honkers Game #RochMN
Tuesday night was The NEW Y-105FM Night at the Rochester Honkers Baseball game with Bob the Bug Man and I did NOT throw out the first pitch. I was s'posed to, so I brought in a ringer! Caden, the T-Ball Superstar! Click HERE (or the picture) to see the video.