NFL divisional playoffs: Frigid conditions in store for AFC matchups in Kansas City, New England

The second round of the NFL’s postseason will get underway this weekend, with four games taking place across the country and dealing with various weather conditions.

Three of the four games will take place outdoors, while only one, the Sunday evening game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints, will take place in a dome.

Here is a detailed look at the forecasts for this weekend’s games as the playoff field gets cuts in half from eight teams to four.

Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs – 4:35 p.m. EST Saturday

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It looks like it will stay mainly dry in Kansas City when the Colts and Chiefs do battle at Arrowhead Stadium.

There will be some snow from Friday night into Saturday morning but by the time the Colts and Chiefs kick off on Saturday afternoon, a few flurries could be flying during the game, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Bill Deger.

While most of the snow will be done by kickoff, it could pose travel problems for fans heading to the game.

“For fans traveling to Kansas City either by air or car in the 24 hours prior to the game, travel plans may have to be altered due to the snow threat,” Deger said.

Temperatures during the game will largely be in the mid- to upper 30s, with RealFeel® Temperatures also running in the 20s.

Winds are expected to be between 6 and 12 mph and shouldn’t cause any significant impacts to the game.

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams – 8:15 p.m. EST Saturday

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While rain is forecast for the end of the week in the Los Angeles area, dry conditions are expected to win out in time for kickoff at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

“Even for most pregame tailgates, it should be dry with temperatures mostly in the 50s,” Deger said. “Temperatures may rise into the lower 60s just before kickoff, then temperatures will fall back through the 50s during the game.”

“The wind will be pretty calm as well, so the weather overall should have very little impact on the game, he added.

Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots – 1:05 p.m. EST Sunday

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A bitterly cold and dry afternoon is forecast in Foxborough, Massachusetts, as the Chargers and Patriots play to secure a berth in next week’s AFC title game.

“Temperatures will start in the upper teens and 20s F during the morning hours for pregame tailgates,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff said. “Temperatures will rise to only around 26 F for kickoff and will hover around this mark throughout the game.”

AccuWeather meteorologists expect a snowstorm moving through the mid-Atlantic on Sunday to stay south of the area. However, if the storm tracks farther north, it could bring some snow to the area.

Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints – 4:40 p.m. EST Sunday

Eagles and Saints fans spending time outdoors before heading into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will experience cool, dry weather.

A cloudy sky will prevail throughout the day with temperatures hovering in the lower to middle 50s F throughout the afternoon and evening. Fans may want to bring a jacket with them for when the travel home after the game.

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