METAIRIE, LA. – Leadership with the Krewe of Caesar has moved the parade to Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm due to weather concerns.
On the traditional Uptown route, all of the parades have been moved to earlier times. Instead of a break between afternoon and evening parades, they will all roll in succession, according to the city-run NOLAReady Twitter account.
The National Weather Service says we can expect 1 to 3 inches of rain to fall across portions of the area with some isolated higher amounts in other areas. The area that stands to see the heaviest rain will be along and north of the I-10/12 corridor where the Marginal Risk of Excessive Rainfall is in effect. NWS meteorologists predict the rainfall should be moving out of the area Sunday morning. Any threat of lightning appears to be limited to late evening Saturday into early Sunday morning.
Family Gras will continue today as scheduled.
Saturday doors open at 11:00 am beginning at noon with The Imagination Movers, a four-member band that has packed venues around the world. National headliners begin with John Oates, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and one half of the duo Hall & Oates. Following Oates will be five-time Grammy winning artist Michael McDonald. Closing out Family Gras 2018 on Saturday will be pop culture icon Cyndi Lauper.