After crews came in to dig out MetLife Stadium in New Jersey earlier in the week, it looks like weather conditions are expected to be manageable for the Super Bowl XLVIII.
With about a week to go from Super Bowl Sunday, Weather.com is predicting a high temperature of 35 degrees, a low of 25, and just a 30 percent chance of snow.
Weather has been a major concern in the days leading up to the first cold-weather Super Bowl. While NFL officials have said they could change the time or day of the game in the case of a severe snowstorm, they remain committed to the current kickoff time of 6:25 p.m. ET.
NFL VP Eric Grubman said earlier in the week that the Super Bowl would be played if there were a severe snowstorm the day before, but didn’t offer details of what would happen if heavy snow hit on the day of. He also said the league would require 24 hours to move the game time and 36 hours to switch days.
The coldest temperature for a Super Bowl was 39 degrees at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on Jan. 16, 1972.