Rain?! Here's your Bengals playoff game forecast

Posted at 8:03 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 04:17:12-05

CINCINNATI -- It's fitting that Saturday’s Cincinnati Bengals matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers is billed as the "Wild Card Game" -- it’s going to get wet and wild at Paul Brown Stadium as more than 65,000 football fans, dripping with excitement, rock the jungle.

The competition will be fierce as Mother Nature dares to get into the action with a good chance of rain just in time for kickoff.

Your 9 First Warning Weather Team is tracking a cold front Saturday, moving in from the west.

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While the timing is subject to change, it looks like you’ll need ponchos for tailgating beginning at 5 p.m. and kickoff at 8:15 p.m.

The good news is that, with unseasonably mild temperatures near 50 degrees, it’s just rain we’re tracking -- and not snow, which we typically get this time of year.

With all the excitement Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, don’t get sidelined by fumbling at security. It will be extra tight. With the rain, ponchos will be your best bet. No umbrellas are allowed.

And ladies, large purses are a no-no. Keep it small or place your items in clear bags smaller than 12 inches by 12 inches . The penalty for doing otherwise is a "No ACCESS" pass.

Here is a link to an entire list of prohibited items.

Who Dey think gonna beat dem Bengals? Nobody! Go Bengals!