Uptown parades will roll early Thursday to avoid rain

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, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

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, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The three Uptown parades scheduled for Thursday (Feb. 28) will roll 30 minutes earlier due to forecasted rain, New Orleans city officials said. Babylon will start at 5 p.m. followed by Chaos, with Muses slated to start at 6 p.m.

In an email, a city representative explained that “The rest of the day today is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a 60 to 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.”

The city advises that “The New Orleans Police Department and the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will continue to monitor the weather and will inform the public should any additional schedule changes be required.”