New Orleans revelers face a soggy end to Carnival

Rainy weather was expected to continue in New Orleans on Monday, but the parades should go on.

NEW ORLEANS — Carnival parades managed to roll Sunday in New Orleans despite bad weather, but revelers might not be so lucky Monday.

Parades planned for Fat Monday, or Lundi Gras 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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