Light snow, cold weather in forecast
Forecasters said the snow should not accumulate more than an inch, but could start falling before the 4:30 p.m. EST kickoff on Saturday.
Winds in the 12-15 mph are expected -- perhaps enough to influence field-goal attempts at a stadium that can be tricky for kickers even during ideal weather.
The stadium has a new grass field that was installed at the NHL's expense following the Capitals-Penguins Winter Classic on Jan. 1.
This is the third surface at Heinz Field this season, as the sod also was replaced after four high school football playoff games were played there Thanksgiving weekend. The Steelers played three games on that field.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Bengals extend Lewis' contract through '15
- Lions retain Pettigrew with 4-year contract
- Sources: Ravens keep LB Smith for $16.1M
- Titans, Woodyard agree to multiyear contract
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
SUPER BOWL XLV
Super Bowl Central | Super Bowl blog
SUPER BOWL PREDICTIONS
WHAT'S REALLY AMERICA'S TEAM?
HOF: FAULK, DEION HEAD CLASS OF 2011
HOT READ: CHEESEHEADS/MCCARTHY
NFL BLOG NETWORK
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
- Forever Collectibles Pittsburgh Steelers Clear Messenger Bag