Winter Classic forecast looking good…for now


As of right now, the 14-day forecast is predicting ideal conditions for the 2016 Winter Classic in Foxborough.

Of course, Boston-area weather being notoriously unpredictable, that forecast could easily change. On New Year’s Day, when the Bruins and Canadiens are scheduled to play outdoors at Gillette Stadium, who knows what kind of conditions will exist?

“One of the intriguing aspects of the outdoor games is that you can’t script what’s going to happen,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told CSN New England. “Precipitation is more of an issue than temperature because as you know we played an outdoor game in Los Angeles. We’ll keep our fingers crossed. We’ve been pretty lucky with the weather in all of the outdoor games that we’ve done so far. Hopefully we’ll have a nice day.”

From The Weather Network:


Remember that the outdoor rink needs a few days to be built, and that there’s an alumni game on Dec. 31.