The weather throws in a trick play or two on Super Bowl Sunday

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We were trying to think of a clever headline for Super Bowl Sunday's weather, but it's not like this storm system is going to blitz or sack us. Instead, we'll call it a trick play - as we deal with the chance of some different precipitation types.

A relatively weak storm system moves into some colder air overnight into Sunday morning, lending us to the chance of a wintry mix or light snow shower.

This could easily become problematic, as road temperatures have cooled down a bit after Thursday night/Friday morning's snow showers. Make sure to tune in to News 5 This Weekend, starting at 7 AM Sunday for the latest.

Should road conditions become an issue, you can always come back to this blog post and check out each state's respective 511 links.





By 9 or 10 AM through Sunday afternoon, precipitation changes over to rain as "warmer" air moves in. This should help to road conditions improve a little bit, making travel better for the game. It may take until about lunchtime for this transition to occur in the North Carolina mountains and Piedmont.

Later at night, however, the weather throws in another curveball. Wait...wrong sport.

Anyways, colder air moves in and puts scattered flurries and snow showers in the area after halftime. These will likely target prone areas north and east of the Tri-Cities. However, a quick burst of snow cannot be ruled out in the valleys either.

Between the morning batch and the late night batch, this is what we are expecting with regards to snow totals on Super Bowl Sunday. We, personally, think that most of anything that sticks into Monday will have to come on Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Being that this is a two-part system, this snow forecast is particularly tricky. Be sure to check back for updates throughout the weekend.

To make things easier for you, we have broken down road conditions with relation to the game.

While we don't expect a major winter storm, we do expect some impacts to sort of bookend the Super Bowl. We will have updates on air, online and on our mobile app throughout the weekend. You can also catch the Patriots and Eagles do battle on News 5 WCYB this Sunday!

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