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Friday parades thrill crowds as Carnival excitement builds

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

From Uptown to the French Quarter and Metairie to Slidell, revelers came out in chilly but dry weather to witness the spectacle put on by several krewes - and the street show on Bourbon.

Hermes was followed Uptown by d'Etat and Morpheus, with Centurions rolling in Metairie and Selene in Slidell. The entire parade lineup through Fat Tuesday - complete with routes - can be viewed here.

The weather is expected to be mostly dry, although Mardi Gras will be chilly with highs only reaching the mid-50s. Saturday and Sunday highs will be in the middle 70s with some cloud cover. We should stay dry through Sunday evening, but a cold front approaches bringing rain back into the forecast overnight into Lundi Gras. The front will bring rain early in the day with clearing and colder conditions for Mardi Gras.

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