The former Alabama quarterback, born and raised in Florida is about to get his first real taste of December football in adverse weather conditions.
The forecast: Heavy rainfall Monday morning in Buffalo ending this afternoon. Temperatures drop sharply in the evening. By game time, temperatures will be in the mid to low 30s with winds gusting 20-40 mph. It will feel like 15-20 degrees for most of the game.
What about snowfall?
Buffalo sits on the eastern shore of Lake Erie. This time of year, before the lakes are frozen over, is primetime for lake-effect snow. Conditions Monday night will be quite favorable for lake-effect snow band production. Cold, Canadian air will be flowing readily over the relatively milder lake waters. This causes immediate and dramatic cloud formation over the lakes (almost like a summertime thunderstorm). . . lake moisture is essentially scooped up and dumped downwind as snowfall.