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Margie Favaro, 47, a paralegal, said she suggested that her office celebrate purple Monday, and she wore her No. 52 jersey in honor of retiring Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis. Favaro and coworker Richelle McConnaughy, 56, who was also wearing a Ravens T-shirt and a string of purple Mardi Gras beads as they ate lunch, said their office near City Hall would likely close for a time Tuesday so employees can see the parade. McConnaughy joked that she’d lock the boss in the closet if the office isn’t formally given the time off.

“I’m going to cheer all of them,” McConnaughy said of the returning players.

Andrew Tracz, who watched his team’s 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday at a bar near the stadium, didn’t have to make threats to get the time off. The athletic trainer said he walked in to work Monday and asked what he had to do to be able to go to the parade with his roommate.

“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to go to a championship parade. There was no way I was going to miss it,” he said, adding his boss is letting him take the morning off.

The parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The parade will head south on Commerce Street and continue to Pratt and Howard streets. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officials are planning for at least 100,000 fans.

The celebration at the stadium, which seats 71,000, begins at 12:30 p.m. On Monday, television news footage showed workers constructing a stage in one of the stadium’s end zones.

The National Weather Service was forecasting temperatures in the low to mid 30s at the around the time of the parade and celebration. There is less than a 20 percent chance of rain or light snow after noon, said meteorologist Kyle Struckmann.