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.
Here is the forecast for today (Lundi Gras) thru Mardi Gras Day. Today will be cloudy, cool & mostly dry, but then warmer on Mardi Gras Day
with a slightly higher chance of rain now in the forecast in areas from near Baton Rouge to Houma to New Orleans. #lawx #mswx #MardiGras pic.twitter.com/AooV8mYzad
— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) February 12, 2018
We’re off to a cooler and drier start on this #LundiGras. We can expect *mostly* dry skies through the remainder of parading with just a couple of stray showers possible. Looking ahead, there is another big warm up heading our way later this week! pic.twitter.com/ADXjQjbxs4
— Shelby Latino (@shelby_latino) February 12, 2018
Carlie Kollath Wells is a morning reporter at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Have an early-bird tip? Send it to her: firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @carlie_kollath.
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