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New Orleans Saints gameday weather, traffic update

Saints take on the Patriots at 6:30 Saturday night

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The New Orleans Saints play host to the New England Patriots at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Here is some relevant weather, traffic and gameday info:

Champions Square will open at 3:30 p.m. and all gates will open at 4:30 p.m.

The latest weather forecast shows a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, mainly after 2 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast. Later this evening there will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

As of 1:15 p.m. Saturday the main traffic issues are on Interstate 10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. There are six-mile delays at Mile Marker 127 (Basin Bridge), according to the Traffic Management Center. I-10 East is closed I-10 to traffic before LA-1 (Port Allen) due to a vehicle fire. Traffic is not passing through.

We will be posting weather and traffic updates on our new gameday-specific Twitter account, @SaintsGameday, and via push notifications from our mobile app. Click here for details on all the enhancements to our app.

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