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National Weather Service: Little Threat Of Snow For Super Bowl

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MetLife Stadium is shown on Jan. 27, 2014 in East Rutherford, N.J. as the venue is prepared to host Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

MetLife Stadium is shown on Jan. 27, 2014 in East Rutherford, N.J. as the venue is prepared to host Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The weather forecast for the first Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city is nothing out of the ordinary.

National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Gigi said Monday the forecast for Sunday’s NFL title game at MetLife Stadium calls for temperatures to reach a high of 39 with a low of 27, which is average for the area. There is little threat of precipitation.

Gigi, who is based in Mount Holly, said a system is expected to pass through the region on Saturday night with the potential for a mixture of snow and rain.

Since the Jets and Giants were awarded the Super Bowl in May 2010, there have been fears that a huge snowstorm would affect the game. The league and state officials have contingency plans for that scenario, including moving the game to Friday, Saturday or Monday, or changing the scheduled 6:25 p.m. starting time on Sunday.

The coldest kickoff temperature in Super Bowl history was 39 degrees at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans for Super Bowl VI, when Dallas beat Miami 24-3.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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