The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans open the 2020 NFL season on Thursday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET, and it looks like things could get a bit damp.
Weather reports have it raining in Kansas City this afternoon, although new precipitation is expected to amount to no more than a tenth of an inch. The National Weather Service offered up the following report for Thursday:
Thursday afternoon: Showers. High near 58. North northeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday evening: Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 55. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
A local news station offered up some visuals on the satellite map, and they spot a window opening up for the game. They report some potential drizzle or mist, but nothing heavy.
A moist playing surface might slow the game down a little bit, but I would not anticipate it being nearly enough to impact your fantasy football or betting decisions. Wind is the big weather pattern when it comes to those decisions, and it looks like that will be sufficiently limited on Thursday.