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NFL Weather Forecast: How Rain & Wind Could Impact Falcons vs. Panthers

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  • Tropical storm Zeta is moving through the southeast today, brining wet and windy weather to North Carolina.
  • See the full Falcons vs. Panthers weather forecast, and the betting impact it is having on Thursday Night Football.

NFL Odds: Falcons vs. Panthers

Falcons Odds +1.5
Panthers Odds -1.5
Over/Under 51.5
PRO Projections Panthers -2.1 | O/U: 52.2
Time/Channel  8:20 p.m. ET, FOX

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Wet, windy weather is hitting many parts of the country and should affect a handful of NFL Week 8 games, including tonight’s Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers Thursday Night Football matchup.

In fact, 11 (!) of this week’s games are forecasted to be played in strong winds (see all 11 games here).

But inclement weather isn’t created equal, so it’s important to dive into the details to determine whether or not the conditions will hamper scoring, and if so, how significant the effect will be.

With this in mind, let’s take a detailed a detailed look at the Falcons vs. Panthers weather forecast on Thursday Night Football.

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Falcons vs. Panthers Weather Forecast

The National Weather Service is forecasting a 40% chance of rain at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Thursday night, including winds of 6-16 mph and gusts up to 24 mph.

While it seems like winds will fluctuate drastically throughout the game, Sports Insights’ weather data is expecting average speeds of 10 mph tonight, which is right on the benchmark of our High Winds PRO System.

When breezes reach double-digits, the conditions are unfavorable for offense, resulting in unders going 456-351-8 (57%) since the start of the 2003 season.

Remember, weather forecasts aren’t perfect and the latest reports are calling for winds right on that 10-mph mark, so there’s a decent enough chance that average breezes end up on either side of that mark.

In addition, conditions for Thursday Night Football will also affect expected fantasy football performance, so be sure to check out The Action Network’s latest Week 8 Fantasy Football rankings before setting your lineup.

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