Saturday's activities kick off at 4:30 p.m., EST, when the Arizona Cardinals head to New Orleans to play the Saints. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s, but rain and winds in the neighborhood of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts topping 40 mph at times, could make for conditions that only the most dedicated tailgaters would enjoy.
Later that night, the Baltimore Ravens will storm into Indianapolis, Ind., to face the Colts. Partly cloudy skies will be joined by a light breeze. Pre-game temperatures will range in the 30s, but RealFeel temperatures will steadily drop into the low 20s and upper teens as the 8:15 p.m., EST, kickoff approaches.
The first game Sunday will be between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, Minn. Temperatures will rise into the low 30s before the 1:00 p.m., EST, gametime, but RealFeel temperatures will be in the single digits for early tailgaters. Skies will be partly sunny with winds around 10 to 15 mph.
The New York Jets will travel across the country to meet the San Diego Chargers in the final game of this weekend's round. At 4:40 p.m., EST, on Sunday, temperatures will be in the low 60s with south winds around 10 mph and a few clouds in the sky. Despite a storm system moving onshore along the West Coast later in the weekend, conditions should remain dry for the game.
Story by AccuWeather.com's Jon Auciello and Meteorologist Katie Storbeck.