Once it was announced that New York/New Jersey would host Super Bowl XLVIII and that teams would play outside in February. There were all sorts of weather forecasts calling for major winter storms and possible blizzards and we were several months from even starting the NFL Season. It doesn't look like we will be getting that though.
Now we're only four days away from the big game, lets take a look at the weather forecast for the Super Bowl.
Things are looking better every day. Highs near 40 in early February don't happen very often, so the NFL has to be happy with this result.
Kickoff will be around 6:30-6:45 so the night time forecast is what we should be paying attention too. A low of 26 might seem cold to some of you, but being a fellow New Yorker, I can tell you that's pretty good for this time of the year. There looks to be o rain or snow in the forecast, so that's a plus for the Denver offense. My biggest weather concern was the wind, and It looks like that will also be a non-factor as well. North winds at 5 mph shouldn't effect either offenses.
Here's a hourly forecast for Sunday...
Highs around kickoff are forecasted to be in the mid 30's with overcast skies with winds between 5 to 10 mph. It doesn't appear that the temperatures will dip below 30 degrees by the end of the game.
So much for the Super Bowl being played in a blizzard and extreme cold.
If the Super Bowl is played without any issues from the cold temperatures, one has to wonder if Roger Goodell, and the voting committee who votes on the locations of the Super Bowls would have another Super Bowl played in a cold weather city.
Check back with MHR throughout the rest of the week for updates on the forecast for Super Bowl XLVIII.