Planning on attending the Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday? Well, you might want to plan on preparing for possibly some rain and wind.

While rain is in the forecast for this Saturday, the 66th Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, wind, or shine!

The Parade will begin promptly at 11:00 am in front of Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church.

Here’s what the National Weather Service was forecasting for Parade Day, as of 5:56 am on Friday, March 11;

We’ll continue to update this forecast throughout the week.

Parade Day Forecast

Saturday: Rain, mainly before 5pm. Temperature rising to near 49 by noon, then falling to around 37 during the remainder of the day. Southeast wind 10 to 18 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow between 7pm and 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Weekend Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight: A chance of rain, mainly after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 39. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: Rain, mainly before 5pm. Temperature rising to near 49 by noon, then falling to around 37 during the remainder of the day. Southeast wind 10 to 18 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow before 7pm, then a slight chance of snow between 7pm and 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind 10 to 16 mph.

More On The Parade

After being forced to take two years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 66th Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 12th, 2022. 

The Parade will begin promptly at 11:00 am in front of Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church.

The parade this year is estimated to last 2 hours and will include Pipe Bands, Marching Bands, Fife & Drum Corps, Clown Units, reenactment units, and a host of local, state, and regional organizations including police and fire units, social/fraternal organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, and non-profits.

Looking for more Irish-themed activities this month, check out our calendar of events for the 45th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month.

As far as parking and driving go, here’s the latest guidance from the Newport Police Department – Newport Police share traffic flow, parking restrictions ahead of Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Here’s what’s happening around Newport on Parade Day – What’s Up in Newport: Newport Saint Patrick’s Parade Day

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