Break in weather benefits Super Bowl

Posted at 7:20 AM, Feb 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-01 09:20:55-05

By Mariano Castillo, CNN.

(CNN) — It will be cold when kickoff time rolls around for the Super Bowl, but nothing out of the ordinary for a northeastern winter.

Forecasts show that a break in the weather might come just in time, providing a dry — if chilly — field of play on Sunday night.

Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Temperatures will rise just before the match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos to the low 40s, and it will feel like the high 30s once you measure the wind chill, CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray said.

The National Weather Service says it will be cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the area. Gray said most of the showers will be off shore and to expect dry conditions at the game.

It could snow later, the weather service said, but after the game is over.

Elsewhere across the country, winter weather advisories on Saturday stretched from Oklahoma northward into Missouri, Illinois and Michigan. Snow totals of 4 to 8 inches are possible in this region.

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