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Threatening Weather May Damper Mardi Gras Festivities

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Many Mardi Gras revelers will keep one eye on the parades and one eye on the skies as threatening weather may put a damper on their celebrations  The National Weather Service says rain, heavy at times, is predicted for southeast Louisiana.  Danielle Manning with the National Weather Service in Slidell says Saturday and Sunday will be soggy


The forecast may be a little better in Southwest Louisiana, where the front will move through causing greater rain chances earlier in the weekend.  Kent Kuyper from the Lake Charles office.


Temperatures in South Louisiana will be at or above normal, making it feel more like springs in some areas.  Manning says even though it will be warmer, the chances of severe weather are slim.