Temperatures fall Mardi Gras week

Posted at 8:18 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 09:20:48-05

We’ve finally made it to Mardi Gras week and as revelers everywhere head out to courirs and parades temperatures will be some of the coldest we’ve seen this year.

The front that moved through over the weekend brought along with it a round of winter like weather with cold, gusty winds blowing in from the north.

Winds will keep the wind chill sitting in the 30s through the majority of the day so don’t be deceived by the thermometer which will read in the upper 40s.

This will make for a very cold round of parades on Lundi Gras so those of you wanting to travel out and see the show will have to bundle up.

There is some good news though and that’s it will be dry through the holiday so at least you’ll only be going against a cold wind.

As the winds relax temperatures will start to settle around freezing so tender vegetation should be taken care of, especially if you did some early spring planting.

Mardi Gras will be a similar story although the sun will be out in full force, temperatures are going to be in the upper 40s by the afternoon.

The wind will stay breezy on Fat Tuesday so the wind chill will sit below our thermometer reading, but it shouldn’t be as bad as Monday.

Hopefully everyone has a safe and warm Mardi Gras, stay bundled up.