Super Bowl weather forecast improves

High expected to be 44 for Super Bowl Sunday

Author: By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jan 29 2014 11:32:57 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 30 2014 12:59:58 PM CST
MetLife Stadium, snowstorm, New Jersey, NFL

While previous Super Bowl sites such as Atlanta and New Orleans have been blasted by unusual winter weather in recent days, the prospects of good conditions for Sunday's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is getting better and better.

There was a dusting of snow on Tuesday night, but the temperature was rising Wednesday in the New York area under sunny skies.

On Super Bowl Sunday, the high is now expected to be 44, and while there could be some rain or wintry mix during the day, it appears any precipitation will be gone by game time of 6:30 p.m. ET. The drop in temperature as darkness hits is only expected to be a low of 27 and, more important, winds should be negligible.

Players from both the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have said weather shouldn't be an issue for the game, and one of the biggest decisions Sunday might be whether Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wears a glove on his right hand.