As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepare to host the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Wild Card Round, weather conditions at Raymond James Stadium take center stage.

The spotlight is on Raymond James Stadium as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gear up to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Wild Card Round on Monday, Jan. 15, with an 8:00 p.m. ET kickoff. While the matchup promises intense on-field action, the weather forecast adds an extra layer of anticipation for fans and players alike.

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Temperature-wise, the daytime high is expected to reach 70 degrees, settling into a nighttime low of 62 degrees. AccuWeather’s RealFeel indicates a night temperature of 53 degrees. As for precipitation, a 25% daytime chance of rain, along with a 2% chance of daytime thunderstorms, is projected with no expected accumulation during the day.

As the night progresses, the likelihood of rain increases to 58%, coupled with a 20% chance of thunderstorms. The expected nighttime rain accumulation is 0.20 inches. Wind conditions play a role in the game dynamics, with daytime winds predicted at ENE 12 mph, gusting up to 22 mph. Nighttime wind is expected from the south at 15 mph, with gusts reaching 30 mph.

The Buccaneers enter the Wild Card Round finishing the regular season with a strong 5-1 record, securing the NFC South division and claiming the fourth seed in the NFC playoff picture. Their opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, won convincingly in Week 3 of the regular season, leading 25-3 for a significant part of the game.

However, both teams have undergone changes since then, with the Eagles experiencing a shaky end to the regular season and the Buccaneers finding their rhythm. CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco predicts a Bucs upset, emphasizing the Eagles’ recent struggles and anticipating a standout performance from Buccaneers’ wide receiver Mike Evans.

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As the weather forecast aligns with game time, fans await the clash under the Florida night sky, adding an unpredictable element to the already charged playoff atmosphere at Raymond James Stadium.