Much has been made about the potential for inclement weather at this year’s Super Bowl, and it might actually happen.
The most recent forecast from The Weather Channel shows a high of 36 degrees on Sunday, Feb. 2, in East Rutherford, N.J., as well as about a 30 percent chance of snow throughout the day. Considering that kickoff is scheduled for 6:25 p.m., the temperature will get a bit chillier as the night rolls on. A low of 24 degrees is expected, with a 20 percent chance of snow and winds swirling at just around 8 mph.
While fans might not be too pleased by the outlook, both the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are at least used to playing in frigid temperatures and snowy weather. Both teams hail from the northwest and feel the wrath of winter as well as anyone across the United States.
The teams should be well prepared if the temperatures drop and the skies do decide to open up at MetLife Stadium. However, the weather also will resurface the narrative of Peyton Manning‘s struggles in bad weather games, where he is just 1-6 in his career in freezing temperatures since 2003.
Check out the early weather report for next Sunday’s game in the photo below.
Screenshot via Weather.com