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January 25, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Updated weather forecast: “Light wintry mix”

As the Super Bowl begins to draw a little nearer, so too are the weather forecasts beginning to come a little more into focus.

And it looks at the moment as if any extreme weather that could cause a possible change in the schedule will likely be avoided (and it was worth noting Pete Carroll’s reaction when asked about the weather Friday as he essentially dismissed it and said “it’s going to be clear and cold. It’s going to be nice.”)

The latest Weather Channel forecast calls for some pretty brutally cold days early in the week — a high 17 degrees on Tuesday and 19 on Wednesday.

But it also calls for some warming by the weekend with a high of 37 on gameday and what the Weather Channel calls the potential of a “Light Wintry Mix.”

We’ll see if that fits anyone’s definition of “nice.” But doesn’t sound like anything that will interrupt the game.

Also, here’s a pretty in-depth story from the Washington Post on how the weather for this game could go a long way toward determining how seriously the NFL might consider playing other Super Bowls in outdoor stadiums in cold-weather locales.

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