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Sunshine, 62 degrees forecast for Sunday's 1 p.m. kickoff at The Ralph

The upstart Buffalo Bills (1-0) will rush out of the tunnel Sunday afternoon to the raucous cheers of a sold-out Ralph Wilson Stadium under a pure blue sky and bright sunshine, the National Weather Service forecast shows.

It won't be nearly as warm as recent days because much cooler air will rush into the region behind a fast-moving cold front Saturday.

But, forecasts show Saturday's sky clears up quickly between 6 p.m. and midnight, ensuring radiant sunshine and ideal conditions for one of the most-anticipated Bills' games in years - against the defending Superbowl champion and AFC East rival New England Patriots (1-0).

Forecasts show the kickoff will be under a cloudless-sky with a temperature of 62 degrees, a northeast wind of 10 mph and gusts up to 20 mph.

Call it "football weather."

 

Rain clears out in time for a glorious, but cooler, Sunday: National Weather Service forecast.

Rain clears out in time for a glorious, but cooler, Sunday: National Weather Service forecast.

For fans planning to arrive early to tailgate, a sweatshirt or light jacket might be in order with morning temperatures warming up through the upper 40s to about 60 degrees by noon.

Here's an hour-by-hour look at Sunday's weather forecast:

HOUR TEMP SKY WIND PRECIP
6 a.m. 49° 100% sun N-6 mph 0%
7 a.m. 48° 100% sun NE-6 mph 0%
8 a.m. 49° 100% sun NE-6 mph 0%
9 a.m. 51° 100% sun NE-8 mph 0%
10 a.m. 55° 100% sun NE-9 mph 0%
11 a.m. 58° 100% sun NE-11 mph 0%
12 noon 60° 100% sun NE-11 mph 0%
1 p.m. 62° 100% sun NE-10 mph, G20 0%
2 p.m. 62° 100% sun NE-10 mph, G20 0%
3 p.m. 63° 100% sun NE-10 mph 0%
4 p.m. 63° 100% sun NE-10 mph 0%
5 p.m. 62° 100% sun NE-9 mph 0%
6 p.m. 61° 100% sun NE-9 mph 0%

 

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