Weather ‘Certainly Will Impact’ Eagles Game

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What effect will Hurricane Sandy have on Sunday’s 1 o’clock game between the Eagles and Falcons? We asked Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz of NBC 10.

“It certainly will impact the game, at the very least with wind,” said Schwartz. “It will be an increasingly windy day. There will probably be rain, and it may be heavy at times. There will be a “Hurricane Watch” at the very least for our coast and there may be people evacuating from the shore, which would make traffic worse.

“It won’t necessarily be the peak time of the storm. It will gradually go downhill Sunday.”

The peak time, according to Schwartz, will likely be Sunday night into Monday morning. The anticipation is that the heaviest rain will be south of Philadelphia during the Eagles game. There will be bands of heavy rain in the area, however.

“I wouldn’t necessarily refer to it as dangerous conditions the way it is now,” said Schwartz.

The weatherman’s advice? Plan some extra time for the commute, bring some rain gear and “get ready for a windy rainstorm.”

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  • jl

    What are the chances that the game will be cancelled? Slim to none, right?

  • Charlie

    That sucks. I personally think the Eagles will play worse in the rain as we are a team with an emphasis on speed and the rain will take away from that. Shady won’t be able to make his cuts as he is an east-west RB and Turner is a north-south RB with power so the rain wont effect him as much. I don’t like rain in any Eagles game.

  • DD

    Kicking and throwing will be difficult. wet balls and small hands…I predict lots of turnovers