Though the NFL Playoffs started in the dome at Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon, weather will progressively impact each game through the weekend, finishing with temperatures as low as the negative double digits.
The weather did not have a major impact on the game in Philadelphia on Saturday night when the Eagles hosted the New Orleans Saints. Although temperatures were in the mid-20s throughout the game, it was dry with little to no wind.
This will change dramatically on Sunday as both games will battle the elements.
The storm in the Midwest will impact the playoff game at Cincinnati where the Bengals host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. EST. A bit of a wintry mix will change to some rain during the day on Sunday.
However, temperatures will plunge after the game and a period of blinding snow is possible that can leave a few inches.
In grand fashion this weekend, the final game on Sunday will be the coldest of the bunch at Green Bay, where the Packers host the 49ers at 4:30 p.m. EST. With the Midwest storm to the east, no snow will be falling at Lambeau Field. However, it may be a little reminiscent of the Ice Bowl from the 1960s.
Temperatures for this game will not be as extreme, but will be dangerous for folks who are not properly dressed to sit out for hours. Temperatures will start off around 4 above zero and will dip below zero during the second half. RealFeel® temperatures will range from 3 below zero to 20 below zero, due to a northwest wind averaging 10 to 20 mph. The ground will feel like concrete as a result of days of subfreezing temperatures.
This year's game at Lambeau Field will not be the coldest playoff/championship game ever in the NFL. The top honor goes to the Ice Bowl on Dec. 31, 1967, at Lambeau with a game time temperature of 13 below zero and a wind chill of 38 below zero.
Conditions for the game on Sunday at Green Bay will be similar to the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 20, 2008, when the Packers and Giants played in conditions with a temperature of 4 below zero and a wind chill of 24 below zero.
A close runner-up was the game at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati on Jan. 10, 1982. The game time temperature was 9 below zero with a wind chill of 59 below zero.
Story thumbnail image shows the Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) running against Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte (47) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Showers and thunderstorms will return to the Southwest late this week and could reach part of California.
The late-season swelter will continue along much of the Atlantic Seaboard through the week as tens of millions head back to school and work.
An area of low pressure will bring a threat of heavy rain and flooding to parts of southern Europe through the middle of the week.
Life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides will occur across northeastern Mexico as Dolly moves inland.
Following a warm, humid start for the first days of September, lower humidity and more pleasant conditions will return to the Pittsburgh area.
A cold front swinging into the Northeast will bring the threat of severe weather to part of the region on Tuesday afternoon.
Tampa, FL (1935)
The "Labor Day" hurricane hit Tampa, killing 400 people. Earlier, this intense storm had a center barometric pressure of 26.35 inches - the lowest recorded sea level pressure in the Western Hemisphere.
Denver, CO (1961)
Earliest snow on record; a total of 4.2 inches. A great storm raged at high elevations with 2-3 feet of snow closing roads on Labor Day weekend.
Coffeyville, KS (1970)
Hailstone 17.5/44 cm in circumference 1.671 lb/757 gm.