Unpredictable Florida weather
It’s Florida which means it’s hot and humid and the weather is unpredictable. Right now, the forecast for Saturday’s game is calling for it to be 87 with humidity over 70%. Currently, it’s expected to be mostly cloud but with a chance of rain around mid-game (high of 47%) with a chance of thunderstorms.
As the Jackets learned last year in Miami, the game could go from perfectly sunny one minute to an absolute downpour the next minute. For the Yellow Jackets, that will be something to watch for. The Yellow Jackets did a decent job last year responding to the unpredictable Florida weather but still had their struggles. On Saturday, they’ll need to minimize those struggles if weather does happen to change as the game goes on.
The biggest worries for Saturday is if there is a constant stream of rain over Raymond James Stadium which for the Jackets could spell bad news as wet footballs are not always the easiest to pitch and catch. The other worry is the chance of thunderstorms. As we’ve seen in college football and football in general, a mid-game stoppage due to weather can have drastic effects on a game and change the momentum (i.e Penn State vs Michigan State – 2017). The Yellow Jackets will need to try to minimize any potential momentum changes against them if a stoppage were to happen.