Get ready for a cool fall day in the mitten state! We'll be sandwiched between systems to the east and west, but luckily we also have a high pressure system to the south. This will help to keep us dry throughout the day, although it will be chilly! Highs will be below normal and we'll have a brisk NW wind, so it's a good day for lots of layers. Grab the heavy sweatshirt, hold on to your hats, and get ready to come home for a win!
Woooeee you'll want that hot coffee in the morning if you're running to the store to grab that last crockpot ingredient! Mid 30s and patchy frost to begin our weekend! We'll have sunshine to start the day, but don't expect it to help a whole lot in warming us up. Add in NW winds around 10mph (leaves are in constant motion), and it'll feel a little cooler. Tie down the tent and have a rock to put on the napkin pile! Upper 30s for the mid-morning will turn to mid 40s by lunchtime. We'll still have plenty of sun with some clouds, but winds will have started to pick up. Expect a steady NW wind around 15mph (small branches sway, loose papers in the diag blow about) with some gusts popping into the 20s (small trees sway). Don't be surprised if there are some gusts up around 30mph, which can topple empty trash cans, as we edge closer to game time.
52 degrees for 3:30! Some clouds will hang out for the start of the game, but we'll still have some sun too. And we keep that wind! NW winds will be up to 17mph, gusting into the mid 20s (this is a good breeze - if it was raining it'd be hard to use an umbrella).
Not much change at all as we head through the middle of the game. It'll still be breezy and cool - temps holding at 52. There'll be a mix of sun and clouds with those NW winds still up at 17mph, gusting into the 20s entering the 3rd quarter. The good news is, you'll start to notice the winds lighten as we get closer to the end of the game.
Walking out of those gates -win in hand- you'll want to get a warm dinner! Mid 40s to end the game with some clouds. Although we'll have gotten rid of the gusts, winds will still be around 10mph - just enough to give us a wind chill in the low 40s. Partly cloudy skies will carry us through the rest of the night, helping temps to continue to drop. If you're planning on staying out late, last call will feature low 40s (feeling like the upper 30s) and NW winds staying around 7-8mph. It's a good night to keep ahold of that heavy sweatshirt! Let's go blue!
Christina Burkhart is the morning meteorologist for ABC in Flint, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
Just saw on Twitter that Drew Sharp died this morning. Pretty crazy, he was fairly young.
Edit: Freep link warning, but it's the only site with an article up so far:
"Drew Sharp, a Detroit Free Press columnist since 1999, died this morning at his home in Bloomfield Hills. He was 56."
Just curious if anyone knows the status of the UMgc for tailgating tomorrow? I will try to call the horse's mouth (clubhouse) tomorow but I'm worried they aren't even open these days, very late in the season, an being in a temporary location and all.
For those not in the area we had a complete day of medium rain yesterday, but its windy and could help dry the surface a bit which is why I ask. Several friends in town for the game.
Thanks for any insight!
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Maizefest Pep Rally will be tomorrow night from 7-9PM at the Diag.
The Michigan Spirit Association presents the 2016 Homecoming Pep Rally. The rally will occur from 7-9 PM on Friday, October 21st on the Diag, the night before the Illinois game. The event will include the football team, the basketball team, student performance groups, and famous alums. There will also be free t shirts, free food, and free Jordan apparel. All are welcome to this free event; see you there!