Topical storm strengthening near Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tropical weather could play a bigger
role than heat and humidity in the Jaguars' season opener.

Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthened Wednesday off Florida's Atlantic
coast, threatening parts of the state and southern Georgia with
strong wind and heavy rain.

The system could affect Sunday's game against the Seattle
Seahawks and make Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio's jersey swap a moot

The Seahawks are planning to fly into Jacksonville on Friday.

And both teams are keeping a close watch on the unpredictable

The rain could dampen Del Rio's plan to make the Seahawks suffer
in their dark jerseys.

He hoped the dark shirts will cause more sweat for players
unaccustomed to dealing with the sweltering Florida heat.