Game evening update: The rain has picked back up and it’s coming down good throughout the DC area, including at FedEx Field. Here’s a look at the stadium followed by a look at the weather radar.
Starting to rain pretty good now pic.twitter.com/FYPuBMQFzT— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 16, 2021
7:05p: Two pockets of heavy rain still rotating east to west around north side of the Beltway. One is currently centered around Greenbelt and the other around Silver Spring and Four Corners. pic.twitter.com/mw0XhWJXg7— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) September 16, 2021
Game afternoon update: The DC area has been getting a ton of rain this afternoon. The weather has cleared up at FedEx Field and the tarp was pulled off just before 5 p.m. ET. The rain should stop for the rest of the day, but it’s unclear how much water damage there is to what is historically a bad field to play on.
The New York Giants head into FedEx Field to take on the Washington Football Team on Thursday night. Washington is favored by 3.5 points at home, as both teams look to get on track after Week 1 losses.
Weather needs to be extreme to truly impact games, but when deciding between two players who you like equally, it might be a helpful tie breaker. What we really don’t want to see is 20 mph or higher wind speeds. Rain can cause problems, but unless it is a combination of high winds and rain, we usually don’t want to downgrade our fantasy football players too much.
Helpful weather resources include National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others.
Weather for Giants vs. Washington on Week 2 TNF
FedEx Field, which is officially one word, which I do no accept, will have a chance of thunderstorms Thursday night. During the day it will be a 50 percent chance and as we move into the evening, and kickoff, chances will fall to 30 percent. The good news is that chances fall after 8pm, about 45 minutes into the game.
The best news is that wind speeds will be low, with 5 to 7 mph forecasted for the game. Temperatures will be in the low 70s, which should make for good playing conditions as long as a thunderstorm doesn’t park over the stadium for an extended period. And if it does, there’s also a chance they would stop play due to lightning. As it is, I don’t see any reason to worry about the weather for Thursday Night Football.