New Orleans revelers face a soggy end to Carnival

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Associated Press

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 11 at 10:04 AM

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.

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.

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