Panthers fans traveling to California could see wet weather

by: Christine Rapp Updated:

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With nine days left until the big match-up between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, those fans leaving the Carolinas may run into some travel issues heading west.

In the current El Nino pattern, similar to the Carolinas, California is typically wetter than average, and that’s exactly how their forecast looks for the next five days. The weekend ahead will be very wet, with rain chances both Saturday and Sunday.

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 For those traveling during the upcoming work week, issues may be possible Tuesday and Thursday with the chance for rain in areas of northern California.  Plan for any weather delays and pack the patience.

Flooding is not a concern at this time for the Bay area, as under a half of an inch of rain is possible between now and the end of the week.

For the actual game on Sunday, Feb. 7, the forecast looks great. Conditions look dry for Santa Clara, with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures seasonal for northern California. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s for the kickoff, with a light wind between 5-10mph.

With the game over a week away, we are keeping a close eye on the forecast for any needed adjustments, but as it stands right now, those heading out to Santa Clara will have the biggest weather impacts during travel out west. 

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