The NFL season officially kicks off on Thursday with the much-anticipated Detroit Lions versus Kansas City Chiefs game. However, fans are worried about the dropping air quality due to the smoke from the Canadian wildfires during the game that is being played in Kansas City, Missouri.

The residents of Kansas City are most likely to wake up to smoky and hazy Thursday morning. Partly cloudy skies are expected. East wind around 8 mph is predicted with a chance of precipitation is 20%. Since wind speed is low, the air quality is expected to clear up gradually.

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The temperature throughout the day is slated to hold steady at the mid-50s in the morning while the afternoon will see a rise to the mid-80s. As the day progresses, the temperature may dip to the 70s. For fans who are excited to attend the Chiefs and Lions game at Arrowhead Stadium, the weather will mostly cooperate.

Other than a minor possibility of a short-lived shower extending from late Thursday night to early Friday morning, skies will mostly be clear. Even if it rains, the amount of precipitation will be less than a tenth of an inch.

For those looking over NFL odds and choosing NFL bets, players’ footing may present some trouble. Consequently, the outcome shouldn’t be affected by the temperatures.

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The matchup between the Chiefs and the Lions will be an interesting one as the former have dominated the NFL spotlight the past five years, winning two Super Bowls and making the conference title game or better every season, while the Lions showed that kind of dominance only in the late 1950s. Chiefs also entered the season attempting to win their eighth straight AFC West title. Lions last won their division in 1993, then known as the NFC Central.