Another day, another forecast. We are officially a week out from Super Bowl XLVIII, with less than 7 days and 12 hours remaining until kickoff. FEEL THE EXCITEMENT. Also, feel the frostbite.
Our own John Breech is certainly feeling the frostbite. Having never seen New York City, Breech headed east a day early and (for some reason) flew through Newark, which is where the Seahawks and Broncos will be landing. When Breech got there he painted a pretty terrifying picture for Sunday's arrival.
It's supposed to get "warmer" this week, in the sense that everything won't be covered in snow the whole time. That's still no guarantee though.
Not breaking news, but it's going to be cold whenever we kick off. The good news is that the odds of it being cold and rainy appear ... oh, what's that? We still don't have any clarity from Saturday? (Yes we'll be doing these every day.)
The Weather Channel -- and kudos to them for creating a special Super Bowl weather hub -- has actually bumped UP the chance of precipitation from 40 percent on Saturday to 60 percent on Sunday. But the high temperature for the day is 5 degrees higher and the evening high is up 3 degrees. So that's good, maybe.
Weather Underground, meanwhile, is sticking with their "ICE PELLETS" forecast for Sunday's action. They've moved down the chances of precipitation from Saturday (60 percent) to Sunday (40 percent) and bumped up the temperature a few degrees across the board.
So what does this tell us? Mainly that it's a coin flip as to whether or not it's raining and snowing when the Super Bowl kicks off. The wind appears to be trending downward, which is good news for quality football. And the temperature appears to be trending north of the freezing level.
That's good for just about anyone who's got to be near outdoors.