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It's going to be sunny and warm for St. Patrick's Day in St. Paul

The parade starts at noon and temps will be in the mid-40s.
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You won't have to bundle up in a parka to stay warm during St. Paul's St. Patrick's Day festivities on Saturday. 

The National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies and a high of 47 in St. Paul on Saturday, with the overnight low only dipping down to 27. 

That's great news all around, and even better news for families planning to attend the 52nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, which starts at noon and travels down 5th Street through downtown St. Paul.

The Minneapolis parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and will take place along the Nicollet Mall. 

St. Paul's festivities, which are also bonkers on St. Patrick's Day, will be enough to make parking hard to find, but making it worse is that the NCHC hockey tournament is also happening at Xcel Energy Center.

Fortunately, you can get in and out of St. Paul with free rides on all Metro Transit routes from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday night into Sunday morning. 

It's also worth noting that eastbound Shephard Road will be closed from Sibley to Gannon for the "Get Lucky" half marathon and 7K. 

If you're skipping the parade and just hitting up an Irish-themed bar on Saturday, there are eight of them in St. Paul

  • The Dubliner Pub & Cafe
  • Casper & Runyon's Shamrocks
  • Cork's Irish Pub
  • O'Gara's Bar & Grill
  • The Liffey Irish Pub
  • Half Time Rec
  • Patrick McGovern's Pub
  • Emmett's Public House

There's also Irish celebrations and festivities at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids 6-12, with 5 and under allowed in for free. 

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