End Of Mardi Gras Party Could Be Soggy

NEW ORLEANS (February 11, 2013)—Mardi Gras parades rolled Sunday in New Orleans despite bad weather, but revelers might not be so lucky on Monday because there’s more rain in the forecast.

Monday’s lineup includes the Krewe of Orpheus, the star-studded group led by entertainer Harry Connick, Jr., which was scheduled to roll at 6 p.m. Monday, with Connick, actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musician Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews.

And Fat Tuesday could be a wet one.

The National Weather Service expects rain for much of the day, when as many as 1 million people party in the streets.

Carnival season culminates Tuesday with the Rex and Zulu parades.

So far, they haven't been canceled.


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