NEW JERSEY — For weeks everyone talked about how the first Super Bowl being played in the northern latitudes outside could be a disaster due to inclement weather. Well, they say everything in life is all about timing! That certainly is true with Super Bowl 48 in Jersey!
While the game will be played in quiet conditions…mostly cloudy with afternoon temps in the upper 40s/low 50s, later tonight Winter Weather Advisories are set to go in to effect. The advisories have actually been posted from 5:00 AM Monday morning through 7:00 PM Monday evening. Click here for more. Three to five inches of snow are possible from New York, through Jersey, and states further south/west. That will likely slow traffic trying to get out and air travel with everyone trying to bail out the next day after the game.
The main photo attached to this story shows the plume of rain/snow heading east/northeast in Super Bowl direction. The photo below is all the advisories posted associated with this system. Our forecast model is actually showing as much as 8″-12″ possible in the mountains of West Virginia with this snow maker. The advisories, seen in pink on the map below, extend from Jersey/New York all the way to eastern Texas.
One day later and Mother Nature could have had a far bigger impact on the Super Bowl game. Clearly, the ramifications would have impacted the players and the fans alike. You can get the latest real-time weather observations from around Jersey/New York here.
Don’t forget the Super Bowl can be found right here on FOX 17. Pre Super Bowl coverage began around 2:00 PM, but the actual game is about 6:30 PM. Join us for FOX 17 News AFTER the game!