Here's almost everything you need to know about Friday's San Francisco Giants victory parade. (The "almost" concerns the weather -- see details below.) You can also watch the parade live online.
Update, 10:40 a.m.: Do we really have a lot more to add? Well, you know it's raining. But KQED's folks out on Market Street (Isabel Angell, Jeremy Raff and James Tensuan) say that's not dampening spirits any, and the crowd is growing. The good news on both the weather and transportation fronts is: a) the forecast says that the heaviest of the rain will have passed by noon, when the parade starts and, b) BART has mostly recovered from its early-morning troubles.
Update, 8:55 a.m. Friday
Rain: The rain has made an early arrival in San Francisco. Well, you can see that. The National Weather Service says the main band of rain should arrive by 9:30 a.m.; the weather after that is forecast to be intermittently showery. The Giants will reportedly toss out 20,000 orange ponchos along the route -- sure to be snapped up both as weather protection and souvenirs of the great day.
BART troubles: The agency has prepared for a big day, running rush-hour level service all day long (and until 2 a.m. Saturday to accommodate late trick-or-treaters.) But things have gotten off to a rough start Friday morning with switching problems in the system's Daly City yards that quickly created delays of 30 minutes or more. BART has also advised that station parking lots filled up early and that agents are seeing long lines at ticket machines.