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Rain forecast for Thursday night in New England

Tom Brady

Tom Brady


How about a good ‘ol weather game to start Week Seven?

According to the forecast, the elements could be a key storyline in Thursday’s Jets-Patriots matchup in Foxborough. projects an 80-90 percent chance of rain when the teams kick off at 8:25 p.m. Eastern at Gillette Stadium. Overall, “heavy rain” is expected on Thursday night, with winds of around 10 mph. Such conditions could make passing, kicking and ball security more challenging than usual.

According to Mike Reiss of, the Patriots worked with slick footballs in Tuesday’s practice with wet weather likely looming.

The Patriots (4-2) have a one-game lead in the AFC East. The Jets are in last place, three games back at 1-5.