It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Green Bay, Wisconsin. With winter weather settling in to the Upper Midwest, the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers face difficult conditions for tonight’s game.
The bulk of the snowfall is expected to be over by game time but periods of snow are expected to continue through the evening. Fortunately, the folks at Lambeau Field have found the ability to deal with inclement weather in ways still mysterious to the caretakers at Soldier Field. With a tarp covering the field and a robust underground system to combat snow and freezing temperatures, the playing surface shouldn’t be in terrible shape at kickoff. The question is, how well will the field hold up as the game wears on?
The change in the forecast over the past week hasn’t gone unnoticed at the sports books. The game carried an over/under 51.5 total points at the start of the week but that number has dropped to 49 as of Sunday afternoon.
The Packers website has a Lambeau Field webcam, check it out if you’re interested in checking out the current conditions. Here is a look at the local hourly forecast for tonight’s game.
Click the image for the current hourly forecast for Green Bay, WI at Weather.com.