The Miami Dolphins are preparing for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and weather has been at the top or near the top of as many discussion as Michael Thomas. Now it appears that a warm front moving up from the South may warm the Orchard Park area with a little balmy weather.
If you consider the 40’s balmy.
The Dolphins will surely take it. Only a few days ago early forecasts had the Buffalo weather slated to hover in the mid-low teens with the possibility of snow showers. Now it appears rain could be a factor as the temperature is expected to rise. According to Weather.com, rain and wind will greet the Dolphins along with 45 degree weather. The winds could gust up to 22 MPH depending on the strength of the southern system moving North.
Overnight temperatures will drop to below freezing and the melting snow will likely cause huge traffic issues come Monday morning but for the Dolphins the warmer weather may be a key factor in the teams success. While it’s likely the Dolphins will not see snow the 80% chance of rain will not be comfortable. Buffalo is expecting a mix of rain and freezing rain on Saturday night and the upper level atmosphere should let loose ice that will turn to water making the rainy conditions frigid.
No hourly forecast is available yet but it is something to keep an eye on as the Dolphins try to extend their winning streak to four games and keep their hopes for a playoff birth alive.