It will, he said, “have no direct impact on the game.”
Still, “Some tropical moisture will be pulled in by an upper level low pressure center,” Nitz said. “That will bring some rain to our area this weekend, but not a hurricane.”
The expectation of rain has already led to the cancellation of other events.
The debut of the Atlanta Afropunk Fest in Atlanta is off.
”Site operations and build have been greatly impeded due to heavy rains throughout the week, with more inclement weather in the forecast for the next several days,” organizers said in a statement announcing the cancellation.
About 10,000 people were expected to attend the two-day festival in Atlanta's Central Park.
And Flux Night, one of Atlanta's biggest annual outdoor arts events, was postponed and will be rescheduled.
Football fans, music lovers and everyone else who ventures outside stands to get more than a little wet the next couple of days. Scattered showers are expected to rule at least through Saturday, with high temperatures dropping to the more fall-like mid-60s on Friday and continuing into the weekend.