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NFL weather forecast for Packers-Bears in Week 18, what it means for fantasy and betting

The weather report can impact fantasy football and betting. We break down the important information you need to prepare for Week 18’s matchup between the Packers-Bears at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay Packers fans cheer from the stands against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on September 18, 2005 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Browns defeated the Packers 26-24. Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

The Packers and Bears face off at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Despite the Bears being out of the playoff race, this game still holds meaning for both teams, as the Packers win and their in the playoffs, while their division rivals get a chance to keep them out of the playoffs.

It is also January in Green Bay, Wisconsin, which means we should take a look at the weather for this matchup.

Weather needs to be extreme to truly impact games, but when deciding between two players who you like equally, it might be a helpful tie breaker. What we really don’t want to see is 20 mph or higher wind speeds. Rain can cause problems, but unless it is a combination of high winds and rain, we usually don’t want to downgrade our fantasy football players too much.

Helpful weather resources include National Weather Service and Accuweather, among others.

Weather for Packers vs. Bears on Week 18

Forecast

Green Bay will be mostly cloudy on Sunday, with a high near 36. Winds will be light at 5-10 mph with no precipitation in the forecast.

That’s about as good as you can expect for this time of year. There’s no reason to switch up your betting or fantasy plans based on the weather in this matchup.