Preparations are being made for Saturday's Saint Patrick's parade in downtown Binghamton.

City public works crews have been busy getting Court Street ready for participants and spectators.

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The traditional "green line" was painted down the middle of the street on Monday, despite on-and-off snow showers. Irish flags have been posted along the parade route.

Richard David says he's looking forward to marching in his first Saint Patrick's parade as mayor of Binghamton.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David said the parade is a great celebration for the community.

The mayor said the city is working to ensure snow and ice are removed from along the parade route. He said crews will make certain the route is cleaned before and after the parade.

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers at parade time Saturday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 20s.