Keep these weather forecasts coming for the rest of the season please.
Game Day Weather
A great fall football Saturday on tap for tomorrow!
It's a noon game, so if you're headed out the door early for tailgating make sure to have some warmer clothes with you - this is definitely a dress-in-layers day. Temperatures will still be in the mid 40s until around 9 or 10 am (slowly attempting to bounce up from an overnight low around 40). There's a calm northerly wind overnight, but around the same time the air temperature starts to rise, the winds will go up as well. Not a whole lot, but a gentle breeze shifting to come out of the east- enough to feel on your skin and make the leaves rustle.
Kick off looks great - the clouds will diminish throughout the day thanks to a high pressure system bringing in a decent amount of sunshine. Partly cloudy skies will get us up to about 60, complete with that light easterly breeze.
By halftime you'll be shedding some more of those morning layers as we reach the mid 60s, and even with the breeze you'll be warm as more of the sun begins to show.
We'll end the game still enjoying that warmer fall air, reaching the high for the day near 65. It'll be a great afternoon and evening to continue the celebration, with continually clearing skies, a light easterly wind, and temps remaining in the 60s until dinnertime. It'll be a slow cool off into the later nighttime hours, but if you're planning on staying out late bring along some of those layers you had with you in the morning.
Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!
I can't even attend most games (live in CO), and I appreciate your love for, and commmitment to, the Michigan game day experience. Awesome stuff!
If Michigan played there I'd make the trip and visit old haunts in Colorado while I was there. Where in CO do you live?
I live in the Washington Park area of Denver. Folsom Field seems like a nice intimate place to watch a game. I have only been there for an AVP tournament though. I am going to try to catch a Buffs game this year.
but I will be sleeping after my night shift until about 3 PM, then waking up, avoiding the score while watching the game (slightly) DVR-ed. Then back in to work on 4 hours sleep for another 15 hour overnight.
from North Carolina. Game-day weather much appreciated; not used to these winter conditions in September.
This is really helpful!
This is really helpful!
This would make a great addition to the weekly game previews... nice job!