The Buffalo Bills Game Could Be Delayed Tomorrow?
It's finally here. Actual NFL games are back in Western New York.
They don't actually matter in the standings, but we have been waiting for the first preseason game since January.
The Bills will host the Indianapolis Colts tomorrow afternoon at Highmark Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 pm. It's one of two NFL games on the docket for 1 pm.
Head coach Sean McDermott said on Thursday that quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs would not be playing in the game, but that most starters would be playing some. Probably to the end of the first quarter at the latest.
Tomorrow's game is the only game in Orchard Park that will be in summertime weather, which means we could see some rain and even the chance of severe weather on Saturday afternoon. That poses a threat for the game to be delayed.
The rain will arrive late tonight and go through tomorrow evening. The storms will be scattered in nature but have the possibility to be severe in nature: heavy rain, hail and damaging winds. They could produce lightning. This could be a problem in the afternoon, while the game is going on.
The storms are expected to be at their worst in the afternoon. That's when they have the chance of forming and causing some headaches for those heading out to the Bills preseason opener and the Erie County Fair.
There's also a chance these severe storms miss the stadium altogether, but you should be aware of them and for the potential that there's a delay in the action (albeit brief). A rain jacket might not be a bad idea...