Weather will be an issue today in Santa Clara, where the 49ers host the Seahawks in the first game of the wild-card round. It has been known for days. Now, there’s a new wrinkle in the mix, based on the forecast available on Weather.com.
Thunderstorms become a possible factor at 4:00 p.m. local time. With the game set to begin at 1:30 p.m. PT, that puts a potential stoppage of lightning in the fourth quarter of the game on the table.
The rain is given. Heavy items must be dropped off in the morning, several hours before kickoff. Regardless, the conditions for the third game of the year between the division rivals will be anything but pristine.
San Francisco won the first two; If the season somehow works to even out the talent gap between the teams, Seattle could perhaps put even more icing on the cake of a season in which the franchise lived up to its expectations following Russell Wilson.