UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.
This weekend's Angola Rodeo held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary has been canceled 'out of an abundance of caution' due to Hurricane Nate, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said.
Ticket holders will be refunded their money, and the rodeo will continue October 15, 22 and 29.
For more information on the Angola Rodeo, visit www.angolarodeo.com.
UPDATE: 1:20 p.m.
Officials with the Ogden Park Prowl said the Mid City Baton Rouge event will be rescheduled to happen before the end of the year.
Lauren Lambert-Thompkins, president of the Ogden Park Neighborhood Association, also said that most of the businesses that were scheduled to open at 1 p.m. around the event will not open during those hours.
For more information on Ogden Park Prowl, visit facebook.com/opprowl.
ORIGINAL STORY: 11:10 a.m.
With Hurricane Nate looming in the Gulf of Mexico, a few weekend events are taking precautions to keep patrons safe.
Two events have been canceled/postponed due to threat of inclement weather from the storm. Those events are Saturday's Ogden Park Prowl and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge's Sunday in the Park in the downtown area.
Official statements were made Friday morning via Facebook.
The Ogden Park Prowl, an art hop situated between Government Street and North Boulevard in Mid City, will be postponed to a later date. Officials with the event made the decision after "consulting with our artists and local meteorologists," according to a Facebook post. More details on the rescheduling will come soon.
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge's free Sunday in the Park concert with Souled Out has been canceled due to inclement weather. The concert was scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Shaw Center for the Arts plaza stage downtown.
Hurricane Nate is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall along the Louisiana coast as early as Saturday night. The speed of the storm, however, will likely prevent it from stalling and dropping massive amounts of rain on southern Louisiana, according to forecasts.
Hurricane and storm surge warnings were in effect for coastal Louisiana as of Thursday evening.
Anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain is expected in portions of Louisiana, with much of the New Orleans area slated for between 2 and 4 inches. These forecasts are subject to change, however.