As of now, the City of New Orleans still plans on rolling Lundi Gras parades despite the threat of wet weather.
A stalled weather front is bringing the chance of mostly light rain today, along with embedded showers. However, heavier rainfall and the threat of severe weather is more likely on Tuesday.
Homeland Security Director Col. Jerry Sneed says the Fat Tuesday parades are still scheduled to roll, and that authorities will assess the weather situation early in the morning.
"We're looking at rolling Zulu at 8:00, with Rex following at 10:00...then watching very, very closely at the afternoon," Sneed said. "The rain may not be our friend in the afternoon."
Jefferson and St. Tammany officials are also taking a wait-and-see approach, with local officials in those parishes also making a final decision tomorrow morning.
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