BUFFALO, N.Y. — The last time the Buffalo Bills went to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City they faced the cold and the rain in the AFC Championship game of the 2020 season. And it would be fitting that at least one of those two weather impacts would make a comeback for the rematch of last year's divisional game.
This forecast and resulting weather will have implications on Sunday night's game. Of course, timing and location is everything.
Light showers will begin to develop right before kickoff and last throughout the game. And with kickoff at 8:20 p.m. Eastern/7:20 p.m. Central Time, that timing isn't the best. Conditions for kickoff include a warm evening, temperatures in the mid-upper 70s, under a mostly cloudy sky. It will be breezy too with winds out of the north at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20.
But it's right around 10 p.m. locally when stronger storms could approach the area. A strong area of low pressure will be rapidly developing over the Oklahoma panhandle this weekend, will get picked up by the jet stream Sunday and move towards Kansas City. This is what will bring showers and storms to the region Sunday night.
Again, timing is everything, but these storms could bring thunder, lightning and heavy rainfall to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday during the second half and/or just after the game. And with this kind of weather system, heavy rain and lightning delays are possible with Arrowhead Stadium being an outdoor facility.
Bills fans heading to Kansas City this weekend should pack rain gear for the game and summertime clothes. Saturday in KC is going to be hot with afternoon highs in the low 90s. Temperatures Sunday afternoon will be in the mid 80s and the humidity will be a factor too.