New Orleans revelers face a soggy end to Carnival
Addison Moran, 7, yells for beads and trinket from the shoulders of her father Paul Moran during the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carnival parades managed to roll Sunday in New Orleans despite bad weather, but revelers might not be so lucky on Monday.
Parades planned for Fat Monday, or Lundi Gras (LUHN-dee grah), are threatened by more rain in the forecast.
Revelers yell for beads and trinkets during the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
That includes the Krewe of Orpheus, the star-studded group led by entertainer Harry Connick Jr. It 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.