49ers vs. Texans: NFL weather forecast for Week 17 game at Levi’s Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The 49ers shouldn’t have to worry too much about rainy conditions at Levi’s Stadium when they host the Texans in Week 17’s bout.

The San Francisco 49ers have been relatively lucky this season, especially amid record-setting rain in Northern California this year.

Only one game, the Niners’ Week 7 Sunday Night Football home debacle against the Indianapolis Colts has been the only instance where rainy conditions completely impacted the on-field play.

While much of Northern California has been inundated with more rain in the days leading up to San Francisco’s Week 17 home contest against the 4-11 Houston Texans, things are looking good for clearer conditions around Levi’s Stadium.

NFL weather for 49ers vs. Texans, Week 17

Rain and wind have pounded Northern California in recent weeks, which is a welcomed relief for the drought. And for the most part, the weather gods have heeded the requests from the football gods for clean weather on game day.

For Week 17, the NFL weather forecast is calling for clear skies on Jan. 2 with no chance of rain falling during the game whatsoever.

Winds should be negligible, too, with the forecast predicting northwesterly winds of just 1 MPH at kickoff.

It will be somewhat coldish, at least by Bay Area standards, however. Kickoff temperature is forcasted at 53 degrees, meaning those in attendance might want to bring a light jacket.

At least tailgating and pregame festivities won’t be impacted or require some improvisation.

49ers heavily favored over Texans

According to the oddsmakers over at WynnBET, the 49ers are 12.5-point home favorites, a line that hasn’t moved despite the possibility head coach Kyle Shanahan might be forced to start rookie quarterback Trey Lance over Jimmy Garoppolo, the latter dealing with a UCL sprain in his throwing hand.

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This might be due to the fact the Niners can take advantage of the “mini” bye week, the extended break after San Francisco’s Week 16 loss on Thursday Night Football to the Tennessee Titans.

The added period of rest and preparation should bode well for Shanahan’s squad.

Or, just as possibly, Houston is just that bad of a team entering this contest.

The 49ers and Texans kick off on Sunday, Jan. 2 at 4:05 p.m. ET from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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