Temperatures in the teens, wind chills near zero, maybe even some snow. Now that's a real Winter Classic.
The conditions figure to be pretty warm in Chicago when the Green Bay Packers play the Bears at Soldier Field. Maybe in the upper teens for the afternoon kickoff with wind chills in the upper single digits, and possibly some brief, passing flurries.
"It won't be something like the legendary Ice Bowl," said meteorologist Richard Castro of the National Weather Service in suburban Chicago.
"Besides, the Packers and Bears are used to this. I always figure football players are accustomed to inclement weather," he said.
The AFC teams won't be as lucky.
"It's shaping up as one of the coldest games here that I can remember," meteorologist Brad Rehak of the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh said Friday. "Going back to the 1970s with the Raiders-Steelers games."