Why Lake Tahoe weather could pose challenge for Flyers-Bruins originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Outdoor hockey puts the sport back where it belongs, among the elements — but sometimes those elements can throw a wrench in a game.
So what should we expect from Mother Nature on Sunday when the Flyers face the Bruins in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday?
Plenty of sun — in fact, maybe a little too much.
NBC10 Philadelphia's Steve Sosna took a look at this weekend's forecast for the outdoor rink, which you can watch in the video above.
Here's a rundown:
Friday: 45, partly cloudy, some rain
Saturday: 37, mostly sunny
Sunday: 43, sunny
Sounds pretty nice... although 43 degrees might warm that ice up a little too much.
"As we move into Sunday, a lot of sunshine will challenge that ice," Sosna said.
Sosna also broke down the forecast by period:
First period: 36, sunny
Second period: 39, sunny
Third period: 42, sunny
By the third period, with a combination of rising temperatures, unfettered sun, and wear and tear from 40 minutes of skating, that ice might be a little choppy.
Beware the bouncing puck!
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