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Mild temperatures, partly cloudy skies forecast for Super Bowl in New Orleans

By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

10:55 AM EST, February 1, 2013

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Unlike during the Ravens' path to Super Bowl XLVII, the weather won't be a factor for the team in the big game Sunday.

Partly, that's because of the Superdome's fixed roof, of course. But even outside the stadium, it will be perfect weather for tourists and fans eager to celebrate a Ravens win on Bourbon Street.

Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast for New Orleans through the weekend, with highs in the mid-60s and lows in the 40s to around 50. No rain is in the forecast until early next week.

That is right about normal for this time of year in the Crescent City.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's heroics included leading the Ravens over the Denver Broncos through thin air and temperatures in the teens, and defeating the New England Patriots in swirling winds and temperatures in the 20s.

Of course, Flacco has made clear what he thinks of as an ideal Super Bowl location, stirring some controversy along the way

"If you want to have a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium, then you can get one," Flacco said of the possibility of an open-air event in Denver or New York. "Other than that, I don’t really like the idea," though he added he "would be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather."

In Baltimore, meanwhile, it will be more frigid weather for Super Bowl partygoers. Chances for snow showers extend from Saturday evening through Sunday evening, with highs Sunday in the lower 40s and lows in the upper 20s with 15-20 mph winds making temperatures feel as much as 10 degrees colder.

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