NFL Wildcard weekend weather forecast

SB Nation weather contributor and meteorologist Brian Neudorff gives his weather forecast for the first weekend of the NFL playoffs

With only four games this week there are only a few locations we have to worry about weather-wise. Starting with the games on Saturday with Cincinnati and Houston at Reliant Stadium and Minnesota and Green Bay at Lambeau Field.

Houston has a chance of showers but with rain likely through the early afternoon, more than likely the folks at Reliant Stadium will close the roof so this could be more of an indoor game than outdoor. In Wisconsin , at Lambeu Field, a weak disturbance will move across the region Saturday night producing a wintry mix of snow, sleet and possible freezing rain with temperatures in the 20s.

Here's the detailed forecast for Saturday's wildcard games. All times are Eastern, and all temperatures are in Fahrenheit.


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Bengals vs. Texans - Saturday, 4:30 P.M., NBC
(Most likely indoors with Reliant Stadium's roof policy with rain in the forecast)
FORECAST - Mostly cloudy, with scattered shower..
Winds: NE 3-8 mph
Kickoff – 54
Half Time - 54
Second Half – 51

Vikings vs. Packers - Saturday, 8 P.M., NBC
FORECAST - Cold, chance of a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow.
Winds: West 5-10 mph
Kickoff – 22
Half Time - 21
Second Half – 21

Sunday's games with Indianapolis at Baltimore, and Seattle at Washington D.C. are generally in the same region and will have similar weather forecasts. A storm system brings rain and some snow to the area Saturday night into Sunday morning but exits the area during the day. This makes both games dry and cool but not as cold as it could be for early January along the east coast.

Here's the detailed forecast for Sunday's wildcard games. All times are Eastern, and all temperatures are in Fahrenheit.

Colts vs. Ravens - Sunday, 1 P.M., CBS
FORECAST - Chance of morning rain or snow, clearing and becoming mostly sunny.
Winds: West 5-10 mph
Kickoff – 44
Half Time - 43
Second Half – 44

Seahawks vs. Redskins - Sunday, 4:30 P.M., FOX
FORECAST - Chance of morning rain or snow, clearing and becoming mostly sunny.
Winds: WSW 5-10 mph
Kickoff – 40
Half Time - 39
Second Half – 37

Follow the weather on Twitter, @NFL_WXMAN.

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