Wind advisory could be concern for Monday's parades - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Wind advisory could be concern for Monday's parades

High winds blow Carnival tarps (FOX 8 Photo) High winds blow Carnival tarps (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

There's a wind advisory for the New Orleans area, and that could be a concern for the krewes rolling Monday night.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory that's in effect until Tuesday at 6 a.m. Winds could reach 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. That could make it difficult to drive and could affect Monday's parades. Right now, they're still scheduled to roll. 

The City of New Orleans says it will continue to monitor the weather and only make adjustments to the parade routes when the forecast calls for sustained winds of 35 mph or greater. 

Jefferson Parish officials are also watching closely.

"Main thing is, we just want everyone to stay safe - riders, people - so we are going to monitor these weather conditions. We have our emergency management department that is monitoring it every hour looking at wind conditions," said Jefferson Parish Director of Citizens' Affairs, Sean Burke.

A spokesperson for Orpheus says they don't think the high winds will be a problem as they roll along the Uptown parade route because they always make sure their riders are strapped in and safe. But, we're told they will be aware of the weather. 

Copyright WVUE 2016. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly