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Packers fans to encounter traffic issues, cool temps for Bears game

CREATED Sep 13, 2012

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GREEN BAY - Fans heading to Green Bay for the Packers-Chicago Bears contest Thursday night may want to prepare for an even earlier departure from Southeastern Wisconsin.

They'll also want to bring a poncho and long sleeve clothing for the tailgate party and the big game.

Storm Team 4Caster Scott Steele predicts possible rain for tailgaters and sweatshirt/light jacket weather.

"There will be a few showers in Green Bay through the mid-afternoon, so early tailgaters might want to prepare for a bit of rain, but that will rapidly end through late afternoon and evening," said Scott. 

"Skies will begin to clear through the game and on the drive home.  Temperatures will be in the low 60s for tailgating and mid to upper 50s through the game."

Click here for more Green Bay weather from WTMJ sister station NBC26.

Then, there's the drive up to Green Bay.

Some fans who are gold-package "Milwaukee" season ticket holders will have more than the typical Packers delays, due to construction.

Those who take U.S. 41 northbound will find reduced speed limits in both Winnebago and Brown Counties because of construction projects.

There is also lots of construction on Ashland Avenue, Shawano Avenue, the I-43 on the Leo Frigo Bridge (on the other side of the city).

The option of taking State Highway 57 to Green Bay will also bring detours, as the highway is closed between State Highways 144 in Random Lake and 23 in Plymouth.

Click here for a regional construction update for the Green Bay area from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.