Weather forecast for Dolphins’ Week 15 matchup versus Patriots

Kyle Crabbs
·2 min read

The Miami Dolphins are set to play their final home game of the season tomorrow afternoon against their hated rivals, the New England Patriots. This will serve as a rematch between these two teams from Week 1 of the 2020 season and while Miami would have loved to get their chance to welcome New England to the hot, sticky confines of Hard Rock Stadium in early September, getting New England this late in the game will undoubtedly still keep the Dolphins’ climate in South Florida on the forefront of everyone’s minds.

How much of an issue does the weather figure to be tomorrow afternoon? The good news is there’s not much rain in the forecast, which means the Dolphins won’t be forced to play ground and pound with the Patriots. Given that approach plays into the Patriots’ hands, the Dolphins can rest easy knowing that won’t be a forced audible to the game plan.

But what about the rest of the forecast? Here’s the latest update for tomorrow’s kickoff:

Location: Hard Rock Stadium — Miami Gardens, FL
Kickoff: 1:00 PM EST

  • High Temperature: 79 degrees

    • Feels like: 82 degrees

  • Percent rain: 10%

  • Humidity: 62%

  • Wind: 9 mph

The high in Foxborough, Massachusetts today is 34 degrees — and the high since Monday is 39. So this will be a big temperature shift for New England and could potentially play a factor in conditioning towards the end of the game. And with the Patriots playing a “grind it out” style of football, knowing that they may be out of gas come crunch time is a helpful boost to the Dolphins’ cause. Of course, Miami will need to keep things close for much longer than that in order to see them positioned to wear out the Patriots. But there’s little reason to think that the home field advantage the Dolphins are set to enjoy is going to be anything less than a very real variable in tomorrow’s contest.