Super Bowl forecast: Slight chance of precipitation


With less than 24 hours until kickoff for Super Bowl XLVIII, the weather forecast continues to look favorable, all things considered.

According to forecaster, dry conditions are currently expected for 6 p.m. Eastern on Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the home of MetLife Stadium. Overcast skies, winds of six mph and a temperature of 44 degrees are also in the forecast around gametime.

Kickoff between the Seahawks and Broncos is slated for 6:30 p.m. Eastern.

As the game goes on, the probability of precipitation increases. forecasts a 20 percent chance of precipitation from 6 p.m. through 11 p.m. WeatherUnderground, for its part, predicts a zero percent chance of precipitation at 6 p.m, a 10 percent chance at 8 p.m. and a 20 percent chance at 11 p.m.

Temperatures above freezing are expected during the game. However, snow looks likely in East Rutherford by Monday — a little too late for those hoping for a snow-covered Super Bowl.