Here's the Mardi Gras forecast for 7 cities with big celebrations

Much of the US will be dry with warmer-than-average temperatures on Tuesday

Mardi Gras 2022 is Tuesday, March 1, and the weather looks warm and dry for the annual festivities across a large portion of the United States.

While most people tend to associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, there are several other cities that also have big celebrations each year.

Here's the forecast for seven cities with some of the most notable Mardi Gras festivities in America.

New Orleans

The weather for the annual celebration in "The Big Easy" will be picture-perfect with plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 60s, a far cry from some of the extreme weather New Orleans has dealt with over the years.


Mobile, Alabama

Home of the nation's first known Mardi Gras celebration in 1703, Mobile, Alabama, will have fantastic weather for Tuesday's festivities. Expect bright sunshine and highs around 70 degrees.

Galveston, Texas

You can find the Lone Star State's largest Mardi Gras celebration along the Gulf Coast in Galveston, Texas, where more than 3 million beads will be thrown on Tuesday. The forecast looks great with a mostly sunny sky and highs in the mid-60s.

St. Louis

One of America's biggest Mardi Gras events outside of New Orleans can be found in the historic St. Louis neighborhood of Soulard, and the weather couldn't be any better this year. Sunny skies will push temperatures to near 70 degrees in the "Gateway to the West."

Orlando, Florida

Universal Studios Orlando hosts a large Mardi Gras party in Florida. High temperatures in Orlando should reach the mid- to upper 70s on Tuesday under a mix of sun and clouds.

San Diego

One of the most notable Mardi Gras celebrations on the West Coast takes place in sunny San Diego. Southern California will live up to its reputation of having gorgeous weather on Tuesday, with bright sunshine and highs around 80 degrees expected.

San Francisco

Even though the Bay Area may lack French roots, you can still indulge in plenty of food and music at San Francisco's Mardi Gras celebration in the Fillmore. Tuesday will feature more clouds than sun and temperatures in the lower 60s.