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Super Bowl Forecast: Highs Near 50, Kickoff Temp Around 42

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Super Bowl XLVIII

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Remember all those worries about playing the NFL’s biggest game outdoors in a cold-weather city?

Turns out, this likely won’t even be the coldest Super Bowl.

Forecasters were calling for a high near 50 on Sunday, with the hourly breakdown showing a kickoff temperature of around 42 degrees.

The evening low is only expected to dip to 32 degrees (and that will surely be after the game is over).

At the 1972 Super Bowl in New Orleans, the temperature was a reported 34 degrees with a wind chill of 24. It now seems highly unlikely to get that cold at MetLife Stadium, though the chance of evening precipitation was picking up.

There was a slight shot of rain or snow flurries.

Now let’s hope there’s a 100 percent chance of a great game.

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