Weather delays possible during today's Redskins-Cowboys game

Weather delays possible during today's Redskins-Cowboys game
December 22, 2013, 8:45 am
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It’s not unusual to have weather affect NFL games a few days before Christmas. It is unusual when that weather is severe thunderstorms.

The forecast for today’s Redskins-Cowboys game calls for unseasonably warm temperatures, possibly in the mid-70s. That sounds nice but when it’s that warm in December the air gets unstable and we can get out-of-season thunderstorms.

According to the Weather Channel there is a possibility of a storm in Landover, Maryland, where FedEx Field is located, when the game kicks off at 1 p.m. The chance of a storm producing lightning remains through the rest of the afternoon and evening.

If you're going to or watching the game, that could mean that, as the commercial says, you should grab a Snickers bar; you’re going to be here a while. The game could be delayed if, in the judgment of referee Bill Leavy, lightning is close enough to the stadium to present a danger to fans and players. A few games have been delayed this year including the season opener in Denver.

They will let them play through pouring rain and gusting winds. But if there is lightning in the vicinity, the action could stop.