The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will face off in just a few days in the AFC Championship Game. Earlier this week, the two teams were bracing for an "Arctic Blast" that would have put game time temperatures in the low digits and possibly below-zero.
However, as the week has commenced, the projected weather conditions have changed. Instead of an "Arctic Blast" and near-zero temperatures, the Chiefs and Patriots are looking at a temperature near 30-degrees at kickoff.
The nighttime temperature is expected to dip into the low 20's, but it's certainly a better than the projected forecast earlier in the week.
Neither one of these teams is a stranger to cold weather. The Chiefs took down the Indianapolis Colts after the weather gods dumped over six inches of snow on Kansas City leading up to kickoff.
Meanwhile, the Patriots boat-raced the Los Angeles Chargers in sub-freezing temperatures in Foxboro last weekend.
When asked about the weather earlier this week, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gave his usual response: "We're going to get ready for the Chiefs. Whatever it is, it is... Love to play in a championship game. Schedule it wherever you want. We'll be there.''
Kansas City and New England kick off at 6:40 p.m. ET on Sunday.