The Krewe of Proteus will roll at 4 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 16), followed by the Krewe of Orpheus at 4:45 p.m., in changes to the parade schedule that New Orleans officials hope will avoid the rain that is expected this evening.
As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, the forecast predicts a 30 percent chance of precipitation starting at 5 p.m., growing to a 90 percent chance of rain by 9 p.m., according to weather.com. After the rain passes, temperatures are expected to drop as low as the 30s for Fat Tuesday.
For more details, see the news release from the city below:
The City of New Orleans announced today that Mardi Gras parades scheduled for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, will begin earlier in anticipation of bad weather that evening.
The Krewe of Proteus will begin at 4 p.m. instead of 5:15 p.m., and the Krewe of Orpheus will begin at 4:45 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. Additionally, there has been a slight modification to the routes. Both parades will turn right at Canal Street from St. Charles Avenue then continue along the normal route.
At this time, no changes have been made to the Krewes of Zulu and Rex’s Lundi Gras festivities.
To keep residents and visitors fully informed this Mardi Gras season, the City launched a Mardi Gras information and updates website at www.nola.gov/mardigras.