Winter Classic Weather: Rain Still Threatens Outdoor Hockey Between Penguins, Capitals

WPXI in Pittsburgh has updated their forecast for New Years' Day, and according to them, there's now a 90 percent chance of rain at Heinz Field on Saturday. That's not particularly comforting to the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals, who are hoping to play a meaningful hockey game there at 1 p.m. Eastern.

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But will the NHL be able to play the game later in the afternoon, as their backup plan dictates? The hour-by-hour forecast from Weather.com predicts that no, they won't.

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Like we've said all week, mild temperatures are fine but heavy rain is not. It will puddle on the ice and when it does freeze, will create a dangerous, uneven playing surface.

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