Thursday night parades to roll at 7 p.m. due to thunderstorms

Over 1,100 women of the Krewe of Muses roll down the Uptown parade route with a 26-float parade on Thursday, February 8, 2018. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, | The Times-Picayune)

The start time for Thursday night’s first in a series of parades, the Krewe of Babylon, has been pushed back to 7 p.m. due to thunderstorms, New Orleans city officials announced Thursday afternoon.

Babylon is followed by the Krewe of Chaos and the Krewe of Muses, with all three rolling back-to-back along the Uptown parade route.

UPDATE: The Chaos parade has been canceled, while Babylon and Muses are set to roll at 7 p.m.

The announcement marks Thursday’s second weather-related change to the parades’ start time.

Babylon was originally scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and then bumped up to 5 p.m. to avoid the onslaught of rain.

With Babylon now beginning at 7 p.m., Muses is set to start at 8 p.m., according to the city’s parade-tracker site.