COVERING ALL THINGS SILVER AND BLACK

Vicious Rain Storm Expected for Raiders-Broncos

By Joe Kukura
|  Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 AM PDT
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Vicious Rain Storm Expected for Raiders-Broncos

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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Jerry Rice #80 of the Oakland Raiders looks on from the sidelines in a rain slick during the closing minutes of his team's loss to the Denver Broncos on October 17, 2004 at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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It's not going to help ticket sales, but word from the meteorology department is that Sunday's Oakland Raiders home game against the Denver Broncos could be played in the middle of one of the biggest storms of the year.

NBC Bay Area Weather reports that this weekend's expected storm will be a doozy, and I mean that in the bad way.

"Forecast models continue to show measurable rain returning on Friday morning and lasting into at least next Tuesday," says NBC Bay Area weather guru Jeff Ranieri. "There will be several systems (or, areas of "energy") that will produce periods of heavy rain, gusty winds and at times the potential for isolated flooding."

That's "several systems" between Friday and Tuesday. The game is at 1:15 p.m. PST on Sunday.

You can follow the updated weather projections for the weekend at NBC Bay Area's weather tracker.

Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who now has no use for his "Free Rip Torn" t-shirt.

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