As the NFL returns to London on Sunday, so will a welcome surge of milder temperatures.
Sunday's NFL matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicks off in London's Wembley Stadium at 6 p.m. (local time, 1 p.m. EDT).
Fans can enjoy NFL-themed festivities all weekend though, with the weather being equally pleasing.
Highlights of the weekend, in addition to the game, include Saturday afternoon's NFL Fan Rally with a Tailgate Party following nearly 24 hours later.
Both events were extremely popular last year with more than 38,000 fans in attendance at the NFL Fan Rally and 45,000 enjoying the Tailgate Party, according to Wembley Stadium's official website.
No rain gear or heavy jackets will be needed for the thousands of fans likely headed to this weekend's festivities.
Instead, sunshine will prevail Saturday with temperatures seasonably warming through the 50s F (lower teens C). A surge of warmth will send temperatures to 64 degrees (18 degrees C) Sunday. Dry weather and a mixture of clouds and sunshine will compliment the day.
The only thing fans may complain about is the breeze that will blow both days.
A pleasant 62 degrees (17 degrees C) is expected when the game between the Bears and Buccaneers finally kicks off at 6 p.m. Temperatures will then fall into the upper 50s (around 14 degrees C) as the following four quarters are played.
Rain being absent from Sunday's forecast is definitely good news, especially to the coaches and players. In the event of rain, the roof of Wembley Stadium can be closed to keep most fans dry, but the field remains exposed.
Wembley Stadium has hosted an NFL game every year since 2005 in what is being dubbed the Pepsi Max International Series.
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