Muses, Chaos, Babylon parade forecast: 60 percent chance of rain

Another wet day is likely Thursday (Feb. 28) in New Orleans, forecasters said. And unfortunately, there’s a 60 percent chance it will rain on the Mardi Gras parades that roll Uptown Thursday night. The Krewe of Muses rolls at 6:30 p.m. (File photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Another wet day is likely Thursday (Feb. 28) in New Orleans, forecasters said. And unfortunately, there’s a 60 percent chance it will rain on the Mardi Gras parades that roll Uptown Thursday night. The Krewe of Muses rolls at 6:30 p.m. (File photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Another wet day is likely Thursday (Feb. 28) in New Orleans, forecasters said. And unfortunately, there’s a 60 percent chance it will rain on the Mardi Gras parades that roll Uptown Thursday night.

The Knights of Babylon roll at 5:30 p.m. on the traditional Uptown route. The Knights of Chaos roll at 6:15 p.m. and then the Krewe of Muses rolls at 6:30 p.m.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service said there’s an 80 percent chance of rain Thursday during the day. At 6 p.m., rain chances drop to 60 percent. Meteorologists said a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible Thursday night, with more likely in a thunderstorm.

Temperatures should be in the 60s and 70s during the parades.

The full forecast is below.

Here’s the full forecast from the National Weather Service:

Thursday (Muses, Babylon, Chaos): An 80 percent chance of rain. High near 77. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. At night, 60 percent chance of rain during parades. Low around 61. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday (Hermes, d’Etat, Morpheus): A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. At night, a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 7 p.m. Patchy fog after 7 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Saturday (Endymion, Iris, Tucks): A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. At night, a 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Sunday (Bacchus, Thoth, Okeanos, Mid-City): An 80 percent chance of rain. High near 76. At night, an 80 percent chance of rain. Low around 45.

Lundi Gras (Orpheus): A chance of showers, mainly before 7 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. At night, a chance of showers, mainly after 7 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Mardi Gras (Rex, Zulu):

Mardi Gras (Rex, Zulu): A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. At night, clear, with a low around 39.

Ash Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 54.

See the full forecast from the National Weather Service.

Carlie Kollath Wells is a morning reporter at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Have an early-bird tip? Send it to her: cwells@nola.com or Twitter @carlie_kollath.