NFL Playoffs Weather: Is Snow, Rain Expected In Green Bay, Baltimore, And Other Divisional Round Games?

NFL Divisional Round
NFL playoffs weather: is snow, rain expected in Green Bay, Baltimore and other divisional round games? Al Bello/Getty

The NFL's divisional round will begin on Saturday, and with each of the home teams playing in outdoor stadiums, weather has the potential to impact each game.

Newsweek has detailed the weather and a preview for each of the NFL's divisional games below.

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers

The first matchup of the National Football Conference (NFC) divisional round will feature the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, January 11, at 4:35 p.m. ET.

According to AccuWeather forecasters, the game is projected to have an average temperature of around 56 degrees, which is usual for Southern California in January. The forecasters are projecting a possible storm in the Pacific Northwest, which could cause a short rain shower, but should be dry prior to game time.

The Vikings recently shocked the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild-Card round but come into this game as underdogs once again, as the 49ers won the NFC West division. Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins looks to secure his second career playoff win, while the 49ers are making their first playoff appearance since 2013. The winner of the game will go on to face either the Green Bay Packers or Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game.

Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens

The first game of the American Football Conference (AFC) divisional round will be played between the Titans and Ravens on Saturday, January 11, at 8:15 p.m. ET at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.

AccuWeather forecasters are predicting temperatures between 58 and 61 degrees during the game. Fans could experience a few on and off rain showers during the matchup but consistent rain showers hold off till after the game. Forecasters also predict winds between 10-20 mph from the south/southwest direction.

Like the Vikings, the Titans shocked the New England Patriots in the Wild-Card round. However, the Titans enter Saturday's game as underdogs against the Ravens, who have the best record in the AFC at 14-2. The Ravens are led by MVP favorite Lamar Jackson and will look to extend their 12-game win streak. The Titans will look to Derrick Henry, and the NFL's leading rusher, for another dominate game after he propelled them to defeat the Patriots with 182 rushing yards.

The winner of the game will move on to the AFC championship game to face either the Kansas City Chiefs or the Houston Texans.

Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The second game of the AFC divisional round will be played on Sunday, January 12 at 3:05 p.m. ET at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

AccuWeather forecasters are predicting temperatures for the game to be in the low 30's with likely dry conditions. Weather forecasts also include a winter storm heading into the area on Saturday, but meteorologists say the storm will likely end before the game begins Sunday.

The Texans enter the game after erasing a 16-point deficit against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wild-Card round. Led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs enter the game as the No. 2 seed in the AFC with a 12-4 record. The winner will face either the Ravens or the Texans.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers

In the final game of the NFL's NFC divisional round, the Packers will host the Seahawks at Lambeau Field on Sunday, January 12, at 6:40 p.m. ET.

Lambeau Field is no stranger to freezing cold weather, as they hosted the coldest game in NFL history in the 1967 "ice bowl," and AccuWeather forecasters are predicting similar weather for Sunday's game. According to AccuWeather, temperatures for the game will be around 16 to 20 degrees. Though the game is expected to be played in dry conditions, fans could potentially experience some snow flurries following a forecasted snowfall of 3 to 6 inches on Friday and Saturday.

The Seahawks have been riddled by injuries throughout the season and are looking to make their first appearance in the NFC championship game since 2004. The Packers, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, come into the game as favorites but will be playing in their first playoff game since 2016. The winner will face either the 49ers or Vikings in the NFC championship game.

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