Here’s how much rain and wind are expected at the 49ers-Seahawks game

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Rain and gusty winds are expected at Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers-Seahawks game.

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Niners fans know Levi’s Stadium for its scorching temperatures and blinding sunshine, but Seattle-like weather is forecast for Sunday’s 49ers-Seahawks game.

The NFC West game, which kicks off at 1:05 p.m., will take place during a rare September storm in the Bay Area. The National Weather Service’s Bay Area office forecast light to moderate rain throughout the day, with a possibility of thunderstorms after 2 p.m. “The probability of precipitation is 90%,” the weather service said. “New precipitation is between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, barring higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.”

Perhaps most notable for 49ers quarterback Trey Lance is the fact that gusty winds are expected all afternoon. A constant wind of 11 to 14 mph from the south and southeast is forecast, with gusts up to nearly 30 mph. You can check the weather service’s hour-by-hour forecast for Santa Clara here.


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Luckily for the 49ers, conditions won’t be as dire as they were last week in Chicago. The newly laid turf at Soldier Field turned into a waterlogged disaster as heavy rains battered the area throughout the fourth quarter. The field turned into a paddling pool of standing water, with seemingly little precipitation soaking into the ground.

The 49ers fell to the Bears 19-10; the Seahawks, meanwhile, picked up a 17-16 win over the Broncos in Week 1.

40 miles away, in San Francisco, the Giants face the Dodgers at 4:08 p.m.; weather conditions are expected to be similar to Oracle Park, with wind gusts of up to 33 mph and between a tenth and a quarter inch of precipitation in the forecast.

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