Parade-goers will be shivering with cold weather in forecast for St. Patrick’s Day

Headed to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kansas City? Better bundle up and find a spot in the sun as a cold day awaits parade-goers Friday.

Temperatures will be hovering around freezing at the 11 a.m. start of the parade, which runs along Broadway Boulevard through Midtown and Westport, according to the National Weather Service in Kansas City. When you factor in in the wind, it will feel more like the low 20s.

Mostly sunny skies will allow conditions to rebound a little, warming to around 40 degrees by the time the parade ends around 1:30 p.m. But that’s still well below the 56 degrees that is typically seen in the metro at this time of year, according to the weather service.

Another cold front is expected push through the area Friday evening, bringing a slight chance of rain and light snow. Little, if any, accumulation is expected, according to the weather service.

The front will bring even colder air. Very cold wind chill values ranging between 5 degrees below zero and 5 degrees above zero are expected Friday night.

Breezy and chilly conditions are expected to linger throughout the weekend. Conditions will warm only to around 30 degrees on Saturday and 40s on Sunday. Wind chills will once again tumble Saturday night — into the single digits.

Temperatures will return closer to normal on Monday, although it will be quite breezy.

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