The LA Chargers are on the road for the second time this season, this time squaring off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The LA Chargers are on the road and are not playing a team in a dome, meaning that for just the second time this season the weather could play a factor. Southern California rarely shies away from the norm of beautiful weather anyway, but at SoFi Stadium, it really is not a factor.
At Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay Florida it is. It will be an interesting dynamic as well as this is Justin Herbert’s first professional game outdoors. It will be interesting to see how that impacts the rookie.
Kick-off is slated for 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific). That is important as it puts them right into the teeth of some potential rainfall.
LA Chargers-Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s weather report:
There is a good chance that the LA Chargers get wet in Week 4. There is a tropical storm front that is moving through southern Florida which is anticipated to bring plenty of rain. Most of the rain appears to be hitting the area on Saturday, but it could impact Sunday’s game.
According to Accuweather, there is a 61% chance of rain at the time of kickoff on Sunday. That moves to 51% at 2 p.m., 47% at 3 p.m. and 49% at 4 p.m. There is projected to be 0.13 inches of rain from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
It appears as if it is going to be that classic scattered Florida rain that the state is known for and won’t be a massive downpour. Quite frankly, the Chargers could hope to get lucky and hope that the rain lightens up when they have the ball and then grows worse when the Bucs have the ball.
There is going to be 8 MPH winds to the Northeast at the time of kickoff, so it really should not be that big of a factor. The stadium is positioned almost directly north to south, so there will be a slight advantage going one way (towards the pirate ship).
There is also going to be 79 percent humidity with 76 degrees slated for kickoff, so it will be an ugly, muggy, sticky, rainy game.
This benefits the Tampa Bay Buccaneers much more. Not only are these used to this weather from living in Florida, but Tom Brady has spent his entire career playing in ice-cold Foxborough. However, at least Herbert has some experience playing in rain coming from Oregon.