NFL Week 3: Storms could erupt for Monday Night Football as Steelers, Buccaneers clash
By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather staff writer
September 22, 2018, 2:21:25 AM EDT
Week three action in the NFL will be in full force on Sunday as teams start to take shape and fans get a better idea of how their team will perform this year.
Here is a look at several games where weather could be a factor:
Green Bay at Washington - 1 p.m. EDT
The Packers will travel east to Washington, D.C., on Sunday to take on the Redskins.
Rain is expected to dampen FedEx Field throughout the day, potentially making for slick field conditions.
Tailgaters should be prepared with tents and rain jackets.
Conditions will be cool with a high in the upper 60s by kickoff.
Light winds won't have an impact on play.
Tennessee at Jacksonville - 1 p.m. EDT
The Titans will make their way south to play the Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
Heat and humidity will be the major concerns for any pre-game tailgating and once play starts. Morning highs will reach the 80s, but added humidity will push AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures into the mid-90s.
By kickoff, the RealFeel® temperatures will approach 95 F.
The heat will hold throughout the game, which could lead to cramp issues for players. Fans should stay hydrated throughout the game.
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Cincinnati at Carolina - 1 p.m. EDT
The Bengals will travel to Charlotte this week and could see some wet weather as they take on the Panthers.
A shower could erupt at any time on Sunday, but most likely in the afternoon. A pop-up thunderstorm is also a possibility.
Temperatures will rise into the 70s during the morning for any early tailgates before reaching near the 80-degree-Fahrenheit mark at kickoff.
High humidity will bring RealFeel® temperatures into the upper 80s.
Denver at Baltimore - 1 p.m. EDT
The Broncos will make their way to Baltimore for an AFC matchup against the Ravens.
Just like in Landover, rain could have an impact on this game.
Occasional rain and drizzle is expected throughout the day.
Skies will be cloudy, keeping temperatures in the 60s before the game.
By kickoff, temperatures will start to rise and eventually hit near 65 at halftime.
Light winds won't have a major impact on play.
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay - Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
For Monday Night Football, the Steelers will travel to Tampa to take on the Buccaneers.
Typical hot and at times stormy weather is in store on Monday afternoon and evening at Raymond James Stadium.
A shower or thunderstorm is possible during the day and into the evening. If any lightning strikes, a delay is possible.
Hot weather is in store with temperatures in the lower 90s for any early-evening tailgating.
By kickoff, the temperature will fall to the 80s.
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