Last time Miami hosted the Super Bowl, the weather was lousy. REALLY lousy.
And the kickoff to Super Bowl Week was pretty much a repeat of the same with sustained heavy rains dumping several inches on South Florida on Monday.
But consider it the storm before the calm. The weather for the Big Game this time around looks picture-perfect for football. That gust of wind you just felt was the collective sigh of relief from NFL executives wanting to avoid another South Florida disaster.
A cold front is expected to move through with rain in the forecast Friday and Saturday but a clear, brisk, and football-ish cooler dip in temperatures is anticipated at kickoff Sunday evening.
It's still several days away but an early look at Sunday's weather indicates highs only near 70, dropping into the 50s during the game. At least it'll be dry.
So put the umbrellas away. This time, it might call for sweaters and jackets.