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Sunny skies, low 80s may mean warmest Bills home opener since 2002

If all else fails, Sunday will be a great day for a tailgate at New Era Field.

The warmest home opener in 16 years is expected when the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers kick off at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Kickoff temperature is expected to be 80 degrees with mostly sunny skies and light southerly winds, according to National Weather Service forecasts. Temperatures, and heat indices, are expected to increase as the game goes on. Sunday's high is forecast to be 82 degrees. With the humidity, it'll feel like it's in the mid-80s.

The last time a home opener was at least 80 degrees came when the mercury hit 89 degrees in a 37-31 loss to the New York Jets on Sept. 8, 2002.

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