NFL Playoffs 2024: Tracking Weather Forecasts for Chiefs vs. Ravens, Lions vs. 49ers
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 06: Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens looks on in the third quarter of a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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It will be a tale of two vastly different forecasts on Sunday when four of the NFL’s best teams play in the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

According to, the AFC Championship Game in Baltimore between the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens could be significantly impacted by the elements.

The game starts at 3 p.m. ET, and the forecast as of Sunday morning calls for a 100 percent chance of rain during the day, plus wind of 10 to 15 mph and a high temperature of 47 degrees.

Per Dan Stillman of the Washington Post, it isn’t yet known if the rain in Baltimore will be enough to truly affect the game, as the rain could turn into light showers by game time. There’s a 49 percent chance of rain at kickoff.

In the final week of the regular season, the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers played in driving rain in Baltimore, which forced both teams to rely heavily on the running game.

The Steelers won that game 17-10, but Baltimore primarily played its backups since it had already clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

On Sunday, the Ravens’ stars will be in the lineup, including the likely NFL MVP in quarterback Lamar Jackson, and tight end Mark Andrews, who was activated from injured reserve.

Last weekend, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round, and there was rain throughout the game, which saw the Niners escape with a 24-21 win.

It doesn’t appear likely that rain will play much of a factor in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and Detroit Lions in Santa Clara, California, however.

According to, there is a 23 percent chance of rain during the day with light winds and a high of 74 degrees.

The NFC Championship Game will be played at 6:30 p.m. ET, which equates to 3:30 p.m. PT. The likelihood of rain falls to just one percent by 3 p.m. PT.

In the AFC Championship Game, the Ravens are looking to reach their first Super Bowl since 2012, while the Chiefs are attempting to make it four Super Bowl appearances in the past five seasons.

On the NFC side of things, the 49ers are playing in their third consecutive NFC Championship Game and will play for their first Super Bowl appearance since 2019, while the Lions have never played in a Super Bowl.

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