Lundi Gras forecast in New Orleans: Cool parade weather expected for Orpheus, Proteus


After a soggy Mardi Gras parade weekend in New Orleans, forecasters with the National Weather Service say things will start drying out Monday (Feb. 12). Lundi Gras only has a slight chance of rain during the day and no rain is expected for the night parades.

Proteus rolls at 5:15 p.m. and Orpheus rolls at 6 p.m., both on the Uptown route in New Orleans.

At 5 p.m. Monday, there’s a 16 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. At 6 p.m., rain chances drop to 9 percent for the rest of the night.

Grab a jacket before heading to the parades because forecasters say it will be chillier than the warm, muggy weekend weather. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to low-50s while the parades roll Monday night.

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Here’s the full forecast from the National Weather Service:

Lundi Gras: Cloudy with a slight chance of showers at 9 a.m. High of 57 and a low of 51. North wind of 10 to 15 mph. Monday night, no rain is expected.

Mardi Gras: Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. High of 67 and a low of 61. During the day, a northeast wind of 5 to 10 mph is expected. Tuesday night, there’s a 20 percent chance of rain.

Ash Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. High of 77 and a low of 64. 

See the full forecast.

Carlie Kollath Wells is a morning reporter at | The Times-Picayune. Have an early-bird tip? Send it to her: or Twitter @carlie_kollath.

2018-02-12 13:02:00

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