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High Wind and Warm Temperatures Expected for Bengals vs. Browns

The Cleveland Browns have had to deal with rain during their past several games, and they are going to have to battle some conditions today against the Cincinnati Bengals as well.

First, it is about 70 degrees in Cleveland, which is the warmest it has been in the city for a few weeks. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 72 degrees. There will also be swirling gusts of wind up to 23-24 miles per hour, which are expected to affect the kicking game. As good as Phil Dawson is, if he can't hit his kicks consistently during pregame, don't be surprised if the Browns punt the ball or go for it on fourth down in some situations.

According to Intellicast, their is a 0% chance of precipitation at the start of the game. That increases to 10% and 20% over the next two hours. Finally, at 4:00 PM, which could be right near the end of the fourth quarter, the chances of precipitation increase up to 50% to 60%. Clouds are expected to hover over the stadium for most of the game.