Mardi Gras News

Chris Miller
February 23, 2019 - 7:43 pm
The rain has forced the Krewe of Caeser to shorten its parade by eliminating the Severn and Bonnabel legs of its journey. Jefferson Parish officials announced the change on the parish's Facebook page.
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Chris Miller
February 23, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Most showers and thunderstorms are expected in our area some time between 2 and 5 p.m., according to WWL-TV weather experts. "Models in better agreement that showers/storms will become more frequent by the mid afternoon hours, 2-5 pm with a potential line of storms moving through after 7 or 8 pm,"...
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Don Ames
February 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm
WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin says Saturday parades will not see a washout. "It's not going be a washout of a day. We will see scattered showers and thunderstorms, but they should most frequent after 3 or 4 o'clock," says Franklin. "A potential line of storms could move through the metro area...
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Don Ames
February 23, 2019 - 8:46 am
After a successful Friday night opening featuring BJ Thomas and John Oates, Family Gras 2019 rolls through the weekend. The free event continued today, but due to weather concerns, updates have been made to the Saturday schedule. All the musical acts have been moved up a bit. Possibly heavy rains...
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Chris Miller
February 22, 2019 - 5:55 pm
The repaving of Bourbon Street has made it from Canal Street to Orleans. But the work crews have "demobilized" for Mardi Gras, says New Orleans deputy CAO Ramsey Green. "When I say 'demobilized,' that's not leaving up any fencing, that's temporary asphalt. The street will look like there's no...
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Chris Miller
February 22, 2019 - 3:06 pm
It will be warm and muggy in the New Orleans area as parades begin. "Mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the evening and night, we may still see a few stray showers" said WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin. "Mild, muggy, overnight lows in the 60s." Showers and storms are expected Saturday, but not...
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Don Ames
February 22, 2019 - 10:22 am
In an attempt to recycle Mardi Gras beads and cut down on trashy streets, you can now throw your beads back at a passing float. "Because of an initiative by Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vranken, the council passed an ordinance allowing us to put a throw-back float at the end of Jefferson Parish...
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Chris Miller
February 22, 2019 - 8:41 am
NOTMC President Mark Romig on how late Mardi Gras impacts tourism.mp3 Crowds will be rolling in for Mardi Gras! Even the first weekend of parades provides a nice lift for the hospitality industry. The celebrity-filled super krewes may not be until next week, but there will be plenty for people to...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 22, 2019 - 7:50 am
Will it rain during parades this weekend? WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says a few showers may make it wet for lineup times of tonight's parades, but the bulk of the rain should be gone as the sun sets and the parades roll. Listen to the forecast: WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum Parade...
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Jim Hanzo
February 22, 2019 - 6:29 am
Family Gras kicks off this evening at 5 pm from its brand new location at Clearview Center in Metairie at Veterans and Clearview. Greg Buisson Producer of the event says what makes Family Gras unique this year is that as the parades come and go all weekend they'll pass right through Family Gras as...
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