Ravens vs. Redskins Weather Report


December 9, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) tackles Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Here is your official Ravens vs. Redskins weather report for Saturday night’s preseason matchup.  The Redskins only have to make a short 45 minute trip up the road to face their interstate rivals, the Baltimore Ravens.  Unlike last week’s game in blazing hot Arlington against the Cowboys, this means that the weather is going to be decidedly different.

There is a pretty good chance of rain Saturday evening, which means this could turn into a slop fest rather quickly. Temperatures are going to be comfortable, however, especially when you consider that much of the country is facing a blazing heat wave. Conditions are shaping up to be pretty nice if you’re headed out to the game or to tailgate, but you may want to bring a poncho or rain jacket just in case.

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Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m.
Conditions: Partly Cloudy/Showers
Kickoff temp: 75 degrees
Wind: E at 10 mph
Precipitation: 40%
Humidity: 73%
Heat index: 76 degrees

Temperatures will be holding into the low to mid 70’s throughout the duration of the game, and rain chances decrease as the night progresses as well.  Winds will slowly decrease as well, but will remain steady out of the east.  The passing offenses of both teams shouldn’t be affected by the winds, but the rain may put a damper on things (pun intended).

If the field is a bit muddy, expect there to be more of a focus on the ground game.  It could also affect how many snaps the starters play, since sloppy conditions often mean a greater risk of injury.  Hopefully things will stay dry so the starting offense can get plenty of quality reps into the third quarter.  Especially since starters typically don’t play in the fourth (and last) game of the preseason.