Nyx, Druids parade forecast: 50 percent chance of rain

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx with more than 3,000 women rolls down the Uptown parade route on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. (File photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx with more than 3,000 women rolls down the Uptown parade route on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. (File photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Rain chances have increased for Wednesday night when the female superkrewe of Nyx rolls on the traditional Uptown parade route in New Orleans.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Slidell now say there’s a 50 percent chance of rain at 7 p.m. when the parade starts rolling. The Ancient Druids parade rolls at 6:30 p.m., also with a 50 percent chance of rain.

Rain chances of at least 50 percent stick around until 6 p.m. Thursday, just in time for Muses. When Muses starts rolling Thursday night at 6:30, there’s a 30 percent chance of rain.

The good news for Nyx is the heavier rain and greater chance of thunderstorms is during the day Wednesday. Thunderstorm chances taper off around noon Wednesday, and rain chances drop from “likely” to “a chance of rain” at 6 p.m.

Temperatures should be mild Wednesday night, with the National Weather Service predicting 66 degrees to 69 degrees.

More from the National Weather Service in Slidell:

Absolute mess of a weather pattern. Very wet conditions, but fortunately the rainfall is spread out over time and space ... Conditions expected to remain wet especially for south shore areas today. The strongest instability is slowly moving east and offshore this morning. This is also where the most vigourous supercells are located at the moment. ... Most of tonight’s rain looks to stay farther north than where it is occurring this morning.

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

Wednesday (Nyx, Druids): Showers and thunderstorms likely before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. At night, a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 9 p.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 66. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday (Muses, Babylon, Chaos): Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. At night, a 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Friday (Hermes, d’Etat, Morpheus): A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. At night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Saturday (Endymion, Iris, Tucks): A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. At night, a 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Sunday (Bacchus, Thoth, Okeanos, Mid-City): Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 72. At night, showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Lundi Gras (Orpheus): A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy. At night, a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Mardi Gras (Rex, Zulu): A slight chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. North wind around 15 mph.

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.