Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on October 20th, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I apologize for the delay in posting- I thought I had posted this yesterday morning but apparently technology isn't on my side for this big game, and I have just become aware it was not available! Forgive me; I will check in the future, and hopefully it still comes in handy for you.

If you've already been out this morning, you've felt the damp, cool air-and it's sticking around for the day. Low pressure just east of Lake Huron will continue to move eastward throughout the day, and take the chance of rain with it as we head into the late evening and overnight. Expect cloud cover to decrease throughout the afternoon and overnight also. Breezy west winds today add a bit more of a fall chill to the air, and although we'll be in the mid 50s by gametime grab long-sleeves if you plan on staying out late to celebrate the return of OUR trophy!

Tailgating

Many of you have likely already started early this morning! Cloudy skies, but although we picked up about a tenth of an inch of rain overnight we've spent the morning without rainfall. Winds shifted around 9am from the southwest to come out of the west-and that's how they'll remain today. About 10mph now (gentle breeze, leaves blow about), but as we head into the afternoon hours winds will rise into the mid-teens (small branches move) with gusts in the low 20s (small trees sway, some spray might come up if you were near water). Temps go up with the wind, and we'll hit the low 50s going into the afternoon.

Kickoff

Hitting the high for the day at kickoff of 55 degrees! Still pretty cloudy, and there is a slight chance of a pop-up shower. We've got a good, fresh breeze blowing for the start! Winds are out of the west at 15mph with gusts possible up to 20mph.

Halftime

Still some cloud cover, but we're continuing to see it break up more and more. We do keep a small chance of light rain, and the wind as well. Still out of the west at 14mph with possible gusts up to 20mph. Started the cool down too- 52 by the half.

Post-Game

We lose the wind gusts for the end of the game and lingering at 50 degrees as you head out of the stadium. Wind remains westerly at 10-12mph until our early morning hours when it lowers further. Speaking of lows - we'll drop into the 40s quickly as you eat dinner. 45 degrees by 10pm and down to 40 for closing time (wind chill in the mid 30s!) We'll continue to see some cloud cover and chance of rain in the early night hours, then decrease to partly cloudy and if you're out late, you'll see a good amount of stars between a few clouds for closing time. Enjoy the game and GO BLUE!

 

Christina Burkhart is a meteorologist for NBC/ABC in Traverse City, MI, and temporarily for NBC25 in Flint/Saginaw, MI. She grew up in Ann Arbor and associates Saturdays with Michigan football. Go Blue!!

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