By Annie Ross

Rain is forecast tomorrow night when the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins play at the Linc in the Stadium Series.

The puck is scheduled to drop in front of 69,000 fans at 8 p.m., and the current forecast for indicates that disruptive weather could move through the region during the game.

“For the night of the game, rain will be expected throughout, and temperatures will be in the lower 40s F,” according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Edwards. “With the rain, temperatures will not drop much.”

“The rain can lead to soft ice, which can get chopped up more by the players’ skates, and make play difficult,” Edwards said. Standing water on the ice can also impact play.

It is going to feel raw outside with AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures around 32-35 F for the game.

Dean Matsuzaki, the NHL’s executive vice president of events, joined AccuWeather’s ‘Everything Under the Sun’ podcast this week to discuss the upcoming game between the Flyers and Penguins. Matsuzaki shared insight about what goes into planning a large outdoor game and constructing the ice rink, as well as how weather can be a factor.

One key factor fans might not consider that players have to take into account is the wind, especially when one team has the wind at their backs and the other doesn’t.

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