New Orleans weather report: Final Saints preseason game rescheduled ahead of Tropical Storm Ida

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After consulting with the National Weather Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and the NFL, the New Orleans Saints have moved their last remaining preseason game at Caesars Superdome (with the Arizona Cardinals) up to 12:00 p.m. CT from its previously scheduled kickoff at 7 p.m. CT.

With Tropical Storm Ida barreling towards the Louisiana Gulf Coast and forecast to make landfall Sunday afternoon as a major hurricane, this gives visitors from out of town time to exit the area and for locals to finish their last-minute storm preparations. Be sure to practice an abundance of caution.

The Saints are sitting at .500 in the preseason, having defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars last week after collapsing late against the Baltimore Ravens a week earlier. Arizona isn’t playing star quarterback Kyler Murray or projected starters like rookie receiver Rondale Moore and cornerback Robert Alford; it remains to be seen which Saints players will observe from the Caesars Superdome sideline. Four-time Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara has been a notable inactive in each exhibition game so far.

Still, the real story here is Ida. If you’re in the area be sure to check with your local meteorologists and look to guidance from the National Hurricane Center as the storm continues to approach the northern Gulf Coast.

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