Up until now the Jets have enjoyed decent weather for most of the season. That won’t be the case today. A powerful nor’easter is bearing down on the Mid Atlantic and Northeast states and will bring heavy rain, high winds, and lightning to East Rutherford. The worst of the storm won’t arrive in New Jersey until later Sunday night into Monday, but conditions will still be very poor this afternoon.
The New York Jets will be hosting the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 1 pm EST. The approaching nor’easter will result in pretty atrocious conditions for fans and players alike. Skies will be cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms likely throughout the game. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s, with humidity near 100%. Throughout the game there will be a nearly 100% chance of precipitation, with wind swept rain drenching the field and the rain at times coming down in sheets. Winds will be strong out of the southeast at 15-25 mph, with occasional gusts of 30-40 mph, and possibly higher. With the drenching rains and the high winds the passing game will be limited, with long passes at times all but impossible. All in all these will be miserable conditions for a football game.
For those watching the game at home, temperatures will be steady around 70, no sun will be visible, and there will be a zero percent chance of precipitation. Unfortunately the nor’easter will result in a non-zero chance of power outages that may make watching the game at home impossible.
Enjoy the game everybody.