There’s a chance of snow in Atlanta ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl 53. What could possibly go wrong?
According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm could bring 1-2 inches of snow to the Atlanta area Tuesday.
While the precipitation is predicted to end late Tuesday evening, several nights of below-freezing temperatures are expected to follow.
Atlanta previously experienced disrupted MARTA rail services when a winter storm hit the last time it hosted a Super Bowl in 2000. But this time, the city is ready.
“We are prepared to put on the greatest Super Bowl ever,” chief operating officer of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee Brett Daniels said, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s going to be a spectacular weekend for football.”
Falcons owner Arthur Blank was also optimistic about the forecast.
“Whatever the weather is tomorrow, we’ll deal with it,” Blank said. “Whether if they are in the stadium or outside of the stadium, they are going to feel the Southern warmth.”
Luckily, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is indoors and will shield those in attendance should the cold temperatures stick around through the week.
The Patriots and Rams will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET.