NFL Playoffs: Weather forecast for Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons in Philadelphia (1/13/18)

If you’re going to the NFC divisional playoff game between the Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday, Jan. 13, be prepared for all sorts of weather conditions at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly.

If you have a ticket to the Eagles‘ divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday, prepare for a weather roller coaster to meet your own twisting emotions. Old Man Winter will be tossing out a wide variety of weather conditions to Philadelphia throughout the day.

Pre-game weather outlook

Early tailgaters beware: Forecasters say the air temperature in Philadelphia will take a nose dive throughout the morning and afternoon, starting out at a mild 50 degrees at 5 a.m. Saturday, plummeting to 38 degrees by 7 a.m., 35 degrees by noon and 34 degrees by 3 p.m.

In short: The almost spring-like January morning will quickly turn to winter.

Winds will range from 10 mph to 15 mph in the morning and range from 15 mph to 16 mph in the afternoon. Cloudy skies will prevail, with rain likely around sunrise, about a 30 percent chance of rain from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., then only a 7 percent chance of precipitation in the early afternoon.

nfl-playoffs-eagles-nick-folesForecasters say it will be cold and breezy at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during the NFC divisional playoff matchup between the Eagles and the Falcons. (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) 

Kickoff weather outlook

When kickoff time arrives — set for 4:35 p.m. Saturday — the air temperature in Philly will be right around the freezing mark of 32 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. But it should be mostly dry. 

Bad news for fans: With a steady northwesterly breeze of about 15 mph, the wind chill will make it feel as cold as 15 to 20 degrees. At least there’s only a very slight chance of any precipitation during the game (a probability of 7 percent, according to the National Weather Service).

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Post-game weather outlook

By the time the game ends, temperatures in Philly are projected to be in the mid-to upper 20s, with wind-chill values in the teens. Yep, another blast of Arctic air will have arrived.  

Eagles vs. Falcons: Predictions & breakdowns

What to wear

Our recommendation: Dress in layers. Start with a light long-sleeved shirt, add a hooded sweatshirt, then a winter jacket. Don’t forget your Eagles jersey over that, if there’s any room. Bring a pair of winter gloves, and wear a wool hat if you’re not into hoods.

Thermal underwear would be a smart option to keep your legs warm during the game. For your feet, thick shoes or boots are warmer than sneakers. And wear thick socks.

Early tailgaters should also pack some rain gear in their cars, although you probably won’t need it during the game.

Philly weather stats

The National Weather Service says the coldest temperature ever recorded in Philadelphia on Jan. 13 was 0 degrees, in 1981 and also in 1912. The warmest was 70 degrees, in 1932.

Philly’s normal high on Jan. 13 is 42 degrees, and its normal low is 29.

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Source: BLOGNJ

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