NFL Forecasts: Week 9

WASHINGTON — I thought maybe, just maybe we would get some snow with this Sunday’s NFL forecasts but it looks like we may just have to wait a touch longer into the season. However, the weather is a little more active this Sunday. Especially with a coastal storm that will move out of the way just in time for Sunday but leave some of its winds behind. Let’s break down the weather for week 9. Oh and don’t forget to set those clocks back so you don’t miss your favorite game before you head off to bed on Saturday night! Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday morning!


Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings,

TCF Bank Stadium: After some chilly days in the Twin Cities, TCF Bank Stadium looks surprising warm for this time of year! We are talking temperatures around the 50-degree mark for the game with sunshine! There will be a little bit of a wind, though, south at 15 mph, so things should feel a touch cooler than the actual air temperature. But other than that, looking good at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cleveland Browns, First Energy Stadium: After a wet start to the weekend, Cleveland will be drying out. Temperatures will stick in the lower 40s for much of the game with a persistent northwest wind at 10 mph. That makes the wind chill in the mid to upper 30s under partly cloudy skies.

New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium: Temperatures will rebound on Sunday after some very chilly days in Kansas City as high pressure builds in over the Central U.S. A nice southerly flow will help elevate temperatures to the low 50s at kick off with partly cloudy skies and into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter. Winds, once again on the breezy side: south 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals, Paul Brown Stadium: It will be a VERY chilly morning as most of that region will start out in the 20s (talking about some morning frost at the stadium in the morning hours). Temperatures will end up around 40 degrees during the first quarter and eventually move into the mid to upper 40s by the end of the game with the help of some sunshine. Winds will not be a worry as they will be light.

San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins, SunLife Stadium: It will be very cool for Miami standards, as temperatures will ONLY top out around 70 degrees during the game. Winds will be an issue at SunLife as they will gust up to 25 mph with sustained winds rolling at 15-20 mph through much of the game. The silver lining is that there will be plenty of sunshine around!

4:05p.m EST

St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers,

Levi’s Stadium: All sunshine for this game with mild temperatures! Around kickoff, temperatures will be in the upper 60s dropping into the mid-60s by the fourth quarter. Winds will be 5-10 mph out of the NW.

4:25pm EST

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots,

Gillette Stadium: Whoa. This is the game that everyone is going to be talking about in terms of the weather. In fact, they have already talked about this since early this week. The coastal storm that will travel up the eastern seaboard will be well north of Foxborough by Sunday afternoon. However, dangerous winds will move into the region beginning on Saturday and not let up until late on Sunday. The National Weather Service has already issued a High Wind Watch for this area for Saturday night into Sunday morning, however I have a feeling they will extend that through the game as winds are forecast to roll out of the northwest at 20-30 mph with gusts 45+. Of course, wind chills will be a factor — in the mid-30s falling into the upper 20s by the fourth quarter and temperatures will fall from the mid-40s into the 30s. It will be a cloudy start, but you should be able to see some stars by the time the sun sets with decreasing clouds.

Oakland Raiders vs Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field: It might be a wet one for this afternoon game as a frontal system tries to scoot through the area in the afternoon hours bringing rain showers with it. We will have to watch the timing of this front but it looks as if rain chances will increase during the afternoon hours. Temperatures will top out in the lower to mid-50s during the game with a south wind at 5-10 mph.

8:30pm EST

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers,

Heinz Field: It’s going to be a great matchup for this rivalry. Temperatures will fall from the mid-30s to the upper 20s during the game. Winds will be west at 5 mph but for the most part, you can expect clear skies and chilly conditions!

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