If you're ready to celebrate your Irish heritage -- or just be Irish for the weekend -- here's what you need to know about Belleville's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which will march through downtown Saturday.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. and temperatures will drop throughout the day, so when you dress in your green garb, be sure to bundle up.
The parade will start at the third block of West Main Street, walk around the Veterans Memorial Fountain and end at East Main and Oak Avenue.
The 11th annual event is presented by the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
It features floats and banners representing the various clans, teams of horses from Camp Ondessonk, clowns and Shriners groups, including the Ainad Highland Bagpipers and the Bud Light Brigade band.
The grand marshal is Betty Martz, a longtime St. Clair County employee who retired in 2011 at age 80 and a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.
The high temperature for Saturday was early in the day with 55 degrees and temperatures will drop throughout the weekend. There's a slight chance, just 20 percent, of showers during the day. Overnight, there's a 70 percent chance of rain and snow, with a cold low of 33, according to the National Weather Service.
If you're headed to Dogtown in St. Louis for their St. Patrick's Day festivities and parade on Sunday, be prepared for more winter weather. There will be a 90 percent chance of rain and snow, with a high of 40. The low will be 34.