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Breaking down NFL weather for Browns vs. Chiefs, and what it means for fantasy and betting

The weather report can impact fantasy football and betting. We break down the important information you need to prepare as the Browns face the Chiefs in the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

A general view of the empty stadium prior to the game between the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 10, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Friday AM update: There have been no significant changes to the weather forecast for Sunday, although there could be some wind gusts. The National Weather Service is calling for wind gusts as high as 20 mph on winds of 6 to 11 mph.

Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO, is one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL when it’s packed with fans. Along with being one of the loudest stadiums, Arrowhead can also get cold during the winter and be a factor late in the season.

On Sunday afternoon, the No. 1-seed Kansas City Chiefs will begin their journey towards another Super Bowl championship against the No. 6 seed Cleveland Browns in the AFC Divisional Round. This will be first game to begin the Sunday slate of games.

Last week, the Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 48-37, in the Super Wild Card Round last Sunday. Cleveland got a dominating performance on both sides of the ball without their head coach Kevin Stefanski, who tested positive for COVID-19.

The Browns will need that same type of performance against Patrick Mahomes and Co. on Sunday. Just like their game last week in the Super Wild Card round, the Browns should not face any weather issues for this weekend’s kickoff.

Kansas City, Missouri Forecast: Sunday, 1/10, 3:05 p.m. ET

Temperature: 42 degrees

Wind: 9 mph

Precipitation: None, partly cloudy

As of right now, there is no precipitation in the forecast, which is good news for both teams. However, the wind could play a factor in the passing and kick games for both teams. But luckily for the Browns, they’ve played in a few windy games this season at home and they are a predominantly a run-first team.

Helpful weather resources include National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others.

Check back before kickoff for updates on these weather situations.