LAFAYETTE — The National Weather Service in Lake Charles might extend its winter advisory for Lafayette a few hours Tuesday as temperatures hover around freezing and a steady drizzle continues to fall.
Lafayette remained under a winter advisory that was to end at noon Tuesday, Weather Service meteorologist Todd Mogged said.
“Right now (temperatures) are still hovering around freezing,” Mogged said.
He said the Weather Service would decide later whether to extend the advisory into Tuesday afternoon.
The Weather Services expects the rain to continue and for temperatures to inch up to the mid-30s or a little higher later Tuesday, he said.
“You’ll see some melting this afternoon,” Mogged said.
The King Gabriel parade is rolling quickly through Lafayette after beginning at its scheduled 10 a.m. start time.
The crowd was sparse, catching beads thrown across icy crowd barriers.
Lafayette Police Cpl. Paul Mouton said the remaining two parades for Fat Tuesday — the Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival parade at 1 p.m. and the Independent parade at 2 p.m. — will begin as scheduled barring severe weather and lightening.
Mogged said freezing temperatures will accompany a 20 percent chance of rain Tuesday night, and Wednesday will warm into the lower 50s.