Carnival season kicks into high gear this weekend, with more than two dozen parades set to roll in the New Orleans area.

So the big question is: will the weather cooperate?

According to the National Weather Service, the first half of the week should stay dry in New Orleans, but a cold front moving into the area on Thursday could bring rain back into the forecast for the weekend.

On Friday, showers are more likely early in the day, with a break in rain chances possible late Friday and Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

However, moisture is expected to return again on Saturday night into Sunday. On Monday morning, the Weather Service said that Sunday will bring the biggest chance of rain, with showers likely during the day.

Highs on each day will range in the upper 50s to low 60s, the Weather Service said

The forecast could change in the coming days.

For a list of parades rolling this weekend in New Orleans, click here.

The forecast for Baton Rouge this weekend looked similar on Monday, with a slight chance of showers on Saturday and showers likely on Sunday. For a list of Baton Rouge-area parades, click here