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Cold, gray morning won’t stop Mardi Gras revelers

NEW ORLEANS — Despite rain and cold in Tuesday’s forecast, revelers are
gathering along parade routes as the Carnival season in New Orleans heads to a
crest with the unabashed celebration of Mardi Gras.

Mark Nelson, of St. Louis, will be attending his first Fat Tuesday. He says he
will be in the mix even in a downpour. Nelson says he came for the experience to
support his U.S. Department of Energy co-worker, Melvin Labat, who’s also a
member of the Krewe of Zulu and this year’s Province Prince.

Rain is expected to hit the metropolitan area sometime after 10 a.m. local
time, which means it could rain on both the krewes of Zulu and Rex. Temperatures
aren’t expected to rise above the low 40s.


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