Downtown Milwaukee was buzzing on Saturday.
The day kicked off with hundreds climbing the stairs of the U.S. Bank Building for the Fight for Air Climb. The event raises money for the American Lung Association.
The St. Patrick’s Day parade stepped off at noon. Festivities began earlier in Milwaukee.
“It’s a great day for the business community,” Stacie Callies, Westown Association executive director, told WTMJ’s Mark Siegrist. “People make a weekend out of it. They’re staying at our hotels, parking in our structures, they’re eating and drinking at our bars and restaurants.”
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As for the weather, the rain and wintry mix should hold off until around 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be a greater risk of an icy mix northwest of Milwaukee, but most of the area will see mainly rain. Steady rain eventually becomes lighter and more scattered this evening. A widespread 0.5 to 1.0″ of rain is likely.
We should see a transition to a few snow showers later tonight and into Sunday morning. There is the potential for 1-2″ of snow north of Milwaukee Metro.
If Irish cheer isn’t your thing, basketball will be top of mind with the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Milwaukee Bucks playing at Fiserv Forum Saturday afternoon and evening. The Wave and Admirals also have home games.