What will the weather be for your Saint Patrick's Day parade?
New York, New York
New York's parade will start at 10:45 a.m. EDT Saturday. Drizzle is possible during the morning hours with even a few snowflakes mixing in.
"Temperatures Saturday will be in the mid 30's," AccuWeather Meteorologist Stephen Travis said. "This is below their normal high of 50."
"It will be rainy in the morning but the rain should move out later leaving it dry in the afternoon," said Travis.
The parade starts at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday. Once the rain moves out, it will remain cloudy with a high temperature in the upper 30's.
"There will be a chance of a snow or rain shower early on," said Travis.
The Chicago River green dye will be added at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday. The parade starts at noon.
"A breeze from the north will make it feel a little chilly," Travis said. "Temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s, but there will be a little sunshine later in the afternoon."
The parade in Washington begins at noon on Sunday. "It will be cool with temperatures in the low 40's," said Travis. "It will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers throughout the day."
Parade goers will definitely need to have an umbrella handy while watching the parades this weekend.
Meanwhile, further south, a mix of clouds and sun will be the story for parades in Savanna, Ga., and New Orleans, La. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s and mild during the parades on Sunday.
Following a fast-moving storm which brought another round of wintry weather earlier in the week, drier weather and warmth will build in the Cleveland area before temperatures sink once again for the weekend.
Residents in Detroit can expect a brief warmup late this week before colder conditions return for Easter weekend.
Another round of strong winds will howl across northern Europe through Tuesday.
Another storm system will bring more heavy rain and flooding to northern Pakistan and India this week.
While portions of the mid-Atlantic have enjoyed a day or two of spring warmth in March, most of New York and New England will finally break out of the persistent winter chill.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
New Jersey (1998)
Height of streak of 5 consecutive days with highs at or above 80 degrees in most of the state. 86 degree on the date set a record at Newark; 89 degrees in Morristown set a monthly record for March and 87 degrees at the Atlantic City Airport tied the all-time March record set initially in 1945.
Great Northeastern snowstorm with hurricane winds from PA to ME. Severest in NJ; many trees uprooted, heavy snow inland, high tides on coast. Barometer at Nantucket 28.83"/97.6kp: 18" of snow at Boston; 24" at Providence. (Easter Sunday).
New York City, NY (1835)
"Most furious storm in 20 years .... Snow rollers were seen in Battery Park when natural snowballs, formed when a strong gusty wind blows over a moist snow surface, were pushed along by the wind until they grew to a 24-inch diameter. At this point, they became too heavy and were left to dot Battery Park like so many boulders in a New England hayfield". (New York Post)