The New England Patriots play their first game in 10 days when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, September 22 at 1 pm. A cold front will move through Southern New England on Sunday, and there is a good chance of showers as the front passes. Early arriving tailgaters will mostly likely see a few lingering showers on Sunday morning. Showers are likely, and there is the chance of a thunderstorm between 6 am and 10 am.
The good news is the front move through fairly quickly and the weather will improve by late in the morning. Showers should be on the way out of Foxboro by 10 am, and there will be some clearing. It will be comfortably mild during the game, with temperatures in the low 70s. The post-game tailgating weather looks ok, with partly cloudy to mainly clear skies and a wind shift from the southwest to the northwest in the afternoon.
The weather should not have a big impact on fantasy footballers. It will be a breezy, but not terribly windy day. Even if there are heavy showers early in the morning, the field turf drains very well, and the playing surface will be fine for the game.
Sunday Forecast – Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
|10am||Mostly cloudy||67°||WSW 10-20 mph|
|1 pm||Partly cloudy||71°||W 10-15 mph|
|4 pm||Partly to mostly cloudy, mild||70°||NW 10-15 mph|
|7 pm||Mainly clear, breezy, cooler||62°||NW 10-15 mph|