Winter is coming...
Game Day Weather
Thank you for the kind words last week and hopefully you're having a wonderful long holiday weekend! Low pressure moving through Canada and across Lake Superior will bring a warm front through the area Saturday. With high pressure pushing eastward, the pressure gradient will increase between the systems - creating a bit of a southerly breeze. It will be a great end-of-November football day, with afternoon temps near 40 with the sunshine!
Up and at em early to get that awesome tailgating spot for this big game! You'll definitely want the heavier coat and hot coffee at this one! We'll have some high clouds to start the day, with temperatures in the mid 20s through mid-morning. Winds will be out of the SE at 10mph (leaves rustle, blow about), but begin to become more southerly towards 10am. It's not much of a wind, but brrr it will give us a wind chill in the teens. As the warmer air makes it's way in, expect temperatures to go up and cloud cover to go down heading towards kickoff.
36 degrees for the start of the game! Hopefully you layered up - temps will continue to rise throughout the first half, but it isn't exactly going to feel tropical with a wind chill in the mid 20s! Hopefully you also kept the sunglasses handy because we'll see some clouds, but a decent amount of sun too. Winds will be out of the south at 10-15mph for the first half (paper blows about, small branches sway).
Warming trend continues, and we'll be up to a balmy 39 degrees for the halftime snack (hot chocolate?) break. It will still feel like 30 thanks to the breeze. Winds have shifted slightly to be out of the SSW, still up around 12mph. Still plenty of sun, but many of those clouds stick around too.
Hitting the afternoon high as you're leaving the game - at 41 degrees. A mix of sun and clouds with SSW winds dropping to about 10mph as you're headed out for a downtown dinner! As the sun sets the cloud cover will increase, and we'll become mostly cloudy for the rest of the evening and overnight. Temps will drop to 32 for dinner, and remain right around 30 until last call. Stay bundled up if you're going out late - that wind is light (about 5mph out of the SW), but it's still going to create a wind chill in the 20s. Beat. Ohio.
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!!
Great weather post.
And, being the team from up north, we'll be ready!
Thank you for the forecasts this season. I am disappointed that your connection with the weather gods couldn't have produced a 70 degree football Saturday today. At least no snow.