It all comes down to this: the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Baltimore Ravens with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. The Chiefs are looking to make their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five seasons while the Ravens would be punching their ticket to the big game for the first time since the 2012 season when Joe Flacco was still their quarterback.
With this game not taking place in Kansas City for the first time since 2018, Chiefs fans might not be as familiar with the weather for the AFC Championship Game. Will it impact the way teams scheme? Let's check out the forecast for the AFC title game between the Chiefs and Ravens.
Chiefs vs. Ravens weather forecast
As of this writing (and as we know, weather is subject to change in an instant), NFL Weather says that it will "likely rain" throughout the first half and there will be "definite rain" in the second half. The temperature at kickoff will be 46° but will feel like 41° with winds at 12 MPH and wind gusts up to 20 MPH.
Considering the Chiefs played a game in negative temperatures two weeks ago, this will feel like a heat wave. The rain could make passing the ball trickier but both of these teams are used to playing in the elements.
By the fourth quarter, the temperature will be 45° but will feel like 40° with winds up to 9 MPH and those same 20 MPH gusts. Fortunately, this game is earlier in the day because playing in these conditions at night could make it more difficult to track the ball on passing plays.
Let's hope the weather affects the Ravens way more and that the Chiefs can go leave M&T Bank Stadium as the AFC champions for the 2023 season.