A snowstorm Tuesday at MetLife Stadium gave crews a chance to practice removal techniques, but don't expect a similar scene for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
Next week’s NFL championship game in New Jersey is still expected to set a record for coldest Super Bowl ever, but the likelihood of snow is low.
Temperatures for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 between the Broncos and Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., will hit a high of 35 degrees with a low of 25 degrees, according to weather.com’s 10-day forecast. There’s a 30 percent chance of snow, which means fans shouldn’t expect a “Snow Bowl” on the level of the Lions-Eagles game earlier this season.
The game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., but the NFL has said it could adjust the kickoff time or even push the Super Bowl to another day depending on the weather.
The record for coldest outdoor Super Bowl is 39 degrees, set on Jan. 16, 1972 in New Orleans. This is the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather climate.