Cold weather not scaring away Lundi Gras crowds

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Temperatures on Lundi Gras expected to dip into the 40s just in time for the evening parades to roll. 

Cold weather didn’t stop droves of people heading out to enjoy the Lundi Gras parades Monday. News 5 spoke with several people who said they were ready to celebrate despite the cold temperatures. 

“Today’s the coldest that we’ve had,” said Pam, a parade attendee in downtown Mobile. “We are cold,” said Billy, another parade goer.

People piled on jackets, scarves, and hats to battle the cold weather. And some were handing out hot chocolate ahead of the parade.

“It’s cold, for people basically to stay a little warm down here and enjoy Mardi Gras,” said Tony Dickey, the Daphne Search and Rescue Chaplain.

Everyone stayed as warm as they could to catch as many beads as they could.  “I’d like it to be a little warmer, but it will probably be 70 tomorrow,” said Seth Wilson, who was watching the parade with his family.

People bundled up to watch as parades rolled through downtown Mobile, and down Springhill Avenue for the MLK Civic and Business Organization. But, they weren’t about to let it get in the way of their good time.

“We’re ready for some Moonpies and some big beads,” said Wilson. 

“I want Moonpies! I like the banana ones,” said one attendee at the Martin Luther King parade. 

Many saw the forecast and bundled up to prepare for the cooler temps. “If you’re going to be here, you’re going to be cold,” said Billy.

It is also supposed to be cold for Fat Tuesday, and many people we spoke with are already planning on bundling up to celebrate the last day of Mardi Gras.


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