Good News/Bad News In The Updated Weather Forecast For Parade Day

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Plus an appropriate drink recipe to help Newporters deal.

Last week, we were worried when we discovered that the extended weather forecast for Newport’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was pretty ugly. We were looking at a morning of rain and snow showers followed by an afternoon of rain and an evening of more snow. Now, we admitted that it was an extended forecast, and plenty of people pointed out that we do live in New England and the weather, especially this time of year, can be all over the place.

Well, with four days to go, that weather forecast from has changed in all sorts of ways, but we can’t really say that they’re for the better.

The Good News: No precipitation. No rain. No snow. Mainly sunny during the day. A few clouds in the evening.

The Bad News: A high of 25°F. A low of 17°F. With winds blowing 15-25 mph. (Yeah, we did a triple take when we saw that too.)

So what how should we deal with this unfortunate turn of events?

The Frozen Leprechaun

1 oz Bailey’s® Irish cream
1 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 oz milk
1 mint sprig

Blend ingredients (except mint sprig) in a bar blender with ice until smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with mint leaf.


Just keep doing shots of Jameson until you don’t care how cold it is…which is basically what half of you do anyway.

But on a more serious note, make sure you bundle up tight for this one. If you’re bringing your kids, make sure they’re bundled up even tighter.

And most importantly, make sure no one passes out outside…because frostbite and death.

This will be a Parade Day to separate the men from the boys, with those who attend having all sorts of old man/woman/person boasting rights for all parades in the future about “You think it’s cold now? When I was at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of 2017 we spent most of the day cutting glass…”

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Weather Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?