Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on October 5th, 2013 at 4:16 AM

A warm start to October! Feeling a lot more like August actually, with warm temps, humidity, and the chance of rain/storms. A very slow-moving warm front is just to the north of us (M-59 area), causing SE Michigan to remain in the summer-feel weather. Another weaker warm front will move up from the Ohio Valley later today and will keep rain chances in the forecast. While most of Saturday looks to be mostly cloudy and dry, there will be scattered showers possible and it's a day to keep an eye on the weather. The main threat of any passing storms will be heavy rain, but wind gusts and small hail can't be ruled out. The chance for rain/storms increases in the evening, and for those traveling-Sunday will be a cloudy, rainy day. I'll be at this game, and can't wait to cheer my heart out! Happy Homecoming!

Tailgating

A couple years ago we had wind and temps making it feel like 30 degrees - not the case this time! Overnight lows remained in the mid 60s, so that's where we start the day for you early at 'em tailgaters. Overcast to mostly cloudy skies, a decent chance for rain/storms continues from the overnight, and calm winds greet you this morning, with the main issue being fog. Fog may be dense in some areas, so if you're out on the roads early getting those last minute tailgating supplies, you may need to give yourself a few extra minutes. Into the low 70s we go for lunch, with a SSW wind at 5-8mph (a light breze, leaves rustle a bit), keeping mostly cloudy skies.

Kickoff

Although that chance of rain is small, we keep it around for kickoff. Warm out there, with the temperature approaching 80 degrees! Still a good amount of clouds, and we're not getting rid of that rain chance either. There may be a rumble of thunder in there as well. Winds are out of the SSW at 10mph (leaves and small twigs blow about).

Halftime

Just a gentle breeze at the half with winds about 7-10mph. Mainly clouds, and the pesky chance of rain. Still very warm though as we slowly drop into the upper 70s.

Post-Game

Looking at mid 70s and mostly cloudy walking out of those gates, with SSW winds back to about 5mph. Rain chances increase for the evening, and don't rule out a thunderstorm. Mild temps ahead for the night-even by midnight we're still at 69 degrees, and only getting down into the mid 60s for overnight lows- so you can keep that tshirt on if you're headed out late to celebrate! Heading towards sunrise Sunday, we'll turn overcast and the rain/thunderstorm chances become much more likely.

Enjoy the game, and let's keep that Little Brown Jug where it belongs!

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!!

Comments

plev72

October 5th, 2013 at 7:56 AM ^

I dig the weather report, makes me feel nostalgic, as we freeze our (that was the royal our) butts off on the other side of the world. 5-7 mph winds not super exciting - now if they were 20+ mph winds... MGoWeather - how different are the conditions inside the stadium regarding temperature and wind, than outside (I figure if it's raining outside it's likely raining inside ;-) thx