Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on September 2nd, 2016 at 4:05 PM

Finally, football is here!! Who's ready for an amazing start to the season?! Weather-wise, we can't ask for much better, and no doubt we'll be saying that about our team after the game too! Expect a little fog early on before plenty of sun - all thanks to high pressure right over the Great Lakes region. If you traveled for the weekend, the weather will be great through the holiday. 

Tailgating

We'll have patchy fog across the area in the morning, so if you'll be out and about early you may want to give yourself a couple of extra minutes on the road. It will also be chilly! If you're starting early expect it to be around 50 degrees with a light NE wind. Woot grab that hot coffee! It won't take long for the sun to burn off the fog, and by mid-morning we'll be up around 60. Maybe just take a light layer into the game since you'll have the sun to help warm you up! 

Kickoff

A picture perfect open to the game! Lots of sunshine with temps at 74 degrees. Winds will be on the lighter side at around 5-7mph, so just a light breeze. They'll have shifted a bit to come out of the east. 

Halftime

Still lots of blue sky by the time we're halfway done with the game. UV levels can still reach the mid and upper levels on days like today, so hopefully you slapped on some sunscreen before heading through the gates! The temperature will have gone up a couple degrees by now, so if you haven't been already, you'll be using that extra layer you wore in as something to sit on. Winds will still be easterly around 7mph.

Post-Game

Great night to head out on the town and celebrate a win! Sunshine to end the game with light easterly winds and temps hitting 78. We'll stay mild into the evening, so if you're headed back to the tailgate you can grill out all over again! Temps will remain in the 70s through the dinner-time hours, then drop into the 60s. Winds will turn very light and we'll keep clear skies around. If you're pulling an all-day celebration and going to be out until last call, that's when you'll really want that extra layer you sat on at the game - temps will fall into the mid 50s by then. It'll be a beautiful day for football, 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!!

Comments

UMgradMSUdad

September 2nd, 2016 at 5:17 PM ^

I love these forecasts, but they do make me miss Michigan.  At least it has cooled off to the low 90s here in central Oklahoma, but I just love late summer / early fall Michigan weather.