Early forecast says 30% chance of snow for Super Bowl

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  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    It appears the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will have manageable weather conditions for Super Bowl XLVIII.

    According to weather.com, the Feb. 2 forecast for East Rutherford, N.J., calls for a high temperature of 35 degrees, a low of 25, and just a 30 percent chance of snow. Winds are expected to be at eight miles per hour. Accuweather.com calls for a high temperature of 36 and a low of 26 with the possibility of snow showers.

    Weather has been a major topic of discussion in leading up to the first cold-weather Super Bowl. NFL officials have said they could change the time or day of the game in the case of a severe snowstorm but remain committed to the current kickoff time of 6:25 p.m. ET.

    The league and workers at MetLife Stadium used this week's snowstorm that dumped over a foot of snow in the New York metropolitan area as a dress rehearsal for if another storm hit during Super Bowl week. Eric Grubman, a league vice president, said at a news conference earlier in the week he was confident the game would be played if there were a severe snowstorm the day before, but offered no details of what would happen if heavy snow hit on Super Bowl Sunday.

    Source: ESPN