Updated NFL Weather Forecast for 49ers vs. Packers: Will Green Bay Snow Impact Saturday Night’s Playoff Matchup?

Updated NFL Weather Forecast for 49ers vs. Packers: Will Green Bay Snow Impact Saturday Night’s Playoff Matchup? article feature image

Tom Dahlin/Getty Images. Pictured: A Green Bay Packer fan displays an icy Christmas greeting during a game against the Minnesota Vikings

  • Snow has already fallen ahead of Saturday's San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Divisional Round playoff matchup, setting the stage for wintry conditions tonight.
  • While snow is on the ground, the key NFL weather-related questions surround whether more snow is in the Green Bay forecast for Saturday night.
  • Let's take a look at the updated 49ers vs. Packers weather forecast, including the impact that wintry conditions, including snow, could have on tonight's matchup.

49ers vs. Packers Odds

49ers Odds+5.5
Packers Odds-5.5
DateSaturday, Jan. 22
Time8:15 p.m. ET

*Odds as of Saturday morning

It's going to be cold in Green Bay for Saturday night's 49ers vs. Packers NFL Divisional Round matchup … real cold.

Obviously, cold temperatures are no stranger to Lambeau Field in January. But as we know from previous research, it's typically wind, not just cold temperatures, that has a negative effect on scoring.

It's reasonable to assume that the Packers, who have plenty of experience playing in the frozen tundra will also be more prepared to perform in these conditions.

With this in mind, let's take a look at the latest 49ers vs. Packers weather forecast, including just how cold and windy Saturday night's game will be and how that might impact spread and over/under bettors.

49ers vs. Packers NFL Weather Forecast

To learn the details of the 49ers vs. Packers weather forecast, we asked RotoGrinders Meteorologist Kevin Roth for his breakdown:

"The only weather of true interest this weekend is in Green Bay, where the kickoff temp will be around 11 degrees with a “feels-like” temp below zero."

"Temperatures in general don’t have a big impact on games, but there is a slight correlation between colder temps and fewer points scored. It’s not ideal for passing, and longer field goals will be more difficult, but as we saw last week with sub-freezing temps in Buffalo, big scores can still happen in cold weather."

Potentially more important is that snow is unlikely to fall again in Green Bay ahead of tonight's matchup.

And while there are double-digit winds expected in Green Bay on Saturday, they should be cleared out by kick off, meaning strong breezes shouldn't affect the long passing and kicking games.

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