Revelers face a soggy Fat Tuesday

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm •  Published: February 11, 2013
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Parades managed to roll Sunday despite dark gray clouds, high wind and threats of downpours, but Monday's Lundi Gras celebrations may not be so lucky.

Lundi Gras — Fat Monday — includes the final festivities before Mardi Gras.

Forecasters say rain threatens Monday's parade of the Krewe of Orpheus, the star-studded group led by entertainer Harry Connick Jr.

And Fat Tuesday could be a wet one: The National Weather Service forecasts rain for much of the day, when traditionally as many as 1 million people revel in the streets.

Orpheus is scheduled to roll at 5:30 p.m. Monday, with celebrity riders Connick, actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musician Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews.

Carnival season culminates Tuesday with the Rex and Zulu parades. So far, they haven't canceled parade plans.


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