Brett Favre, Bart Starr ceremony at Lambeau Field will be rain-soaked

Brett Favre is no stranger to inclement weather at Lambeau Field. AP Photo/Mike Roemer

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre's homecoming will be a rainy affair, and Thursday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears could turn into a slopfest.

A little more than two hours before kickoff, Lambeau Field remained covered.

It wouldn't be the first time the Packers and Bears have played a prime-time game in monsoon-like conditions. The memorable Halloween game in 1994 at Soldier Field turned into a mudbath.

That night, the Bears honored their two Pro Football Hall-of-Famers during a soggy halftime ceremony, retiring Dick Butkus’ No. 51 and Gale Sayers’ No. 40.

“It was awful. Awful,” recalled former Bears wide receiver Tom Waddle, who played in that game and now co-hosts “Waddle & Silvy” on ESPN Chicago. “They retired their jerseys and the Glad bags they had over them, trying to keep the water off them.

“I’ve said this a number of times: That was the most miserable conditions I’ve ever played in at any level because it was just warm enough so it wasn’t snowing. So it was the coldest, hardest rain you could imagine. It was awful.”

It started raining hard in Green Bay at around 2 p.m. local time and has not let up.

According to Accuweather, the temperature at kickoff on Thursday night will be in the upper-30s with wind chills in the low-20s and upper teens during the game. It's possible the rain will turn to snow by the time Favre's retired No. 4 is unveiled on the Lambeau Field fašade during a halftime ceremony that also is expected to include an appearance by Bart Starr.

Starr's wife, Cherry, said earlier on Thursday that her ailing husband is “going to walk on that field tonight.”

Jason Wilde contributed to this report.