Game day update: As of 10 a.m., it’s 37 degrees and there is a chance of rain before noon. It could rain up until 4 p.m., but it will likely be mostly overcast, with the chance of precipitation pegged at 30 percent during the day and all but guaranteed by late tonight — although that is probably going to be after the game. The high for the day is 38 with a low around 35. Winds could get up to 8 to 14 mph with gusts up to 20 later in the evening.
Friday AM update: It looks like the rain will be confined to the morning hours, but a small chance will remain during the game. The wind and temperature forecast remains good, with wind around 6 mph and temperatures in the low 40s to start. Of the two games on Sunday, this one has the better weather, but the lack of big wind should help both throw the ball, as is their wont.
Last weekend, both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills dealt with some wind in their respective Divisional round playoff games. But both teams prevailed and on Sunday will be one game away from a chance to play in the Super Bowl.
This AFC Championship game is rematch from earlier in the regular season, where the weather was a slight issue in Buffalo. The Bills went on to lose the game 26-17 as they had no answer for the Chiefs’ running game led by rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who had 161 yards on 26 carries.
Buffalo is hoping to change their fortunes around on Sunday and hopefully won’t have to deal with any crazy weather disturbances. Meanwhile, Kansas City is hoping to have Patrick Mahomes back under center for Sunday, after he left the last week’s game with a concussion.
Kansas City, Missouri Forecast: Sunday, 1/24, 6:40 p.m. ET
Temperature: 45 degrees
Wind: 7 mph
Precipitation: Few showers
As of right now, it appears that we could have a repeat from earlier this season with some wind and rain in the forecast. Both teams are probably hoping that the wind lessens before game time as a field goal or extra point could end up deciding who goes to the Super Bowl. In regards to the precipitation, there is a 34 percent chance of showers as the temperature will be a seasonable 45 degrees.
Helpful weather resources include National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others.
Check back before kickoff for updates on these weather situations.