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New Weather Update For Chiefs-Patriots Game

an overlook at the chiefs-colts game at arrowhead stadium

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 12: Fans begin to filter in prior to the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts at the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)

The Chiefs-Patriots matchup in Sunday's AFC Championship Game looked poised to be one of the coldest games in league history. But a new update to the weather forecast appears to have made that a little less likely.

According to an updated weather forecast via Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel, the new forecast for the game looks to be considerably warmer than originally expected.

The current forecast for the game in Kansas City, Missouri has the temperature between 40 and 18 degrees.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that "an arctic blast" would hit Kansas City with temperatures as low as minus-10.

With base temperatures already in the negatives, the wind chill factor could have dropped the temperature well below even that mark and into potentially historic low-levels for a game.

The improved weather would most likely benefit the Chiefs and the relatively-inexperienced Patrick Mahomes, who has rarely played in weather that cold.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, on the other hand, has famously played in snow, frigid temperatures, freezing rain, and heavy wind chill games.

However, even with a game in the 30s, the stats still favor Brady. According to USA Today, Brady has a 24-4 record in games where the starting temperature was 30 degrees or lower.

The game will be played at 6:40 p.m. ET on CBS.