San Francisco was forced to cancel their outdoor Saturday walk-through practice due to poor weather ahead of their Sunday matchup at the Carolina Panthers in the NFL’s divisional round of the playoffs.
According to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, the 49ers moved their walk-through to their hotel ballroom.
Rain led #49ers to cancel outdoor walk-through practice, held instead at hotel ballroom in downtown Charlotte
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) January 11, 2014
According to The Weather Channel, Charlotte is currently under a flash flood warning until about 1 p.m. ET. Over the past 24-hours, the city has seen an estimated .79 inches of rain as much of the country continues to deal with inclement weather.
Weather for Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. ET game isn’t looking to great, either.
Thundershowers may occur, according to weather.com reports, a few of which may be severe. Last week we saw several games played in terrible weather – unless you like negative-degree temperatures – including the subzero conditions that San Francisco saw in their game at the Green Bay Packers.
While cold and snow generally don’t stop football games, the threat of lightning often does. It’s certainly something to look out for prior to and during Sunday’s divisional round matchup.
The Panthers defeated the 49ers, 10-9, back in Week 10. The game was largely a defensive struggle – or a showing of offensive ineptitude, depending on how you look at it – that saw Carolina gain just 250 yards and San Francisco just 151.