Updated: 10:08 p.m.
A late evening thunderstorm briefly threatened the city fireworks show, as well as the Shaker Country Club fireworks Wednesday night. But both shows got under way without a hitch.
A thunderstorm with lightning hit the area around 9 p.m., delaying the Shaker County Club show by about 10 minutes.
Spectators congregating on the middle school practice fields for the city fireworks show took cover at the nearby First Unitarian Church as lightning lit up the sky.
The wind, thunder and lightning ceased around 9:30 p.m., and spectators returned.
The Shaker Country Club fireworks began about 10 minutes late, at 9:40 p.m. The city fireworks show got under way as the country club show finished up.
Officials in charge of the city fireworks show waited until just before the 10 p.m. showtime before deciding whether to cancel, in case the storm blew over.
Check back with Shaker Heights Patch tomorrow for our coverage of the evening's events!