Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on September 23rd, 2016 at 12:16 PM
Who's ready for a football game where it actually feels like Fall?! Consider your request filled, we have a great day ahead of us! Cooler air is moving in behind a cold front that passed through southward Friday morning, and as high pressure scoots on down from Canada, we'll clear out the skies. It's one of those days to dress in a couple layers - you might want long sleeves to start the day, but will appreciate the t-shirt later. Let's beat Penn State!

Tailgating

Mid 50s if you're an early tailgate bird! It's a good day for the hot coffee and to really start using that crockpot! Winds will be out of the NE at about 8-10mph (just enough to blow leaves about - so you might want to tuck the napkin pile under the cheese dip) and we'll have a cloudy beginning to the day. By lunchtime we'll be up to the mid 60s with the clouds starting to break up! Winds will have shifted a bit to the ENE, staying on the lighter side around 7mph.   

Kickoff

Hello sunshine! Although some clouds will hang on for the start of the game, we'll still have a decent amount of sun - enough that you may want to wear the hat or bring the sunglasses in with you. We'll hit 72 for the kickoff, but a reminder - once you get in the stadium it'll feel a little warmer, especially with some sun. Winds will be out of the E at around 6-7mph (just enough to rustle the leaves).

Halftime

Not a whole lot changes during the first half of the game. Temps will be holding steady at 72, and we'll still have some clouds and some sun. If you haven't already, you'll probably be shedding those long sleeves! Winds will be out of the E at 5mph (just enough for you to feel it on your skin).

Post-Game

Upper 60s and a few clouds as you walk out of those gates, hopefully to head out and celebrate a win over those nittany lions! Winds will remain easterly and light. Not a bad evening to head out to dinner or grab a couple brewskis, especially if you didn't forget your long-sleeve shirt at the game! Temps will stay in the mid 60s through the evening, dropping to around 60 by 10pm. Planning on staying out 'til those lights come on? We'll have mainly clear skies and a light breeze, and by then that temperature will have fallen into the low 50s - so one step outside & you definitely won't forget the long sleeve shirt at the after-party! C'mon 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

Tate

September 23rd, 2016 at 12:22 PM ^

A beautiful fall day for football! Only game I'll be making it to this year (coming from MD), so I'm glad it will be nice out. Thanks for the info!

Tate

September 23rd, 2016 at 12:22 PM ^

A beautiful fall day for football! Only game I'll be making it to this year (coming from MD), so I'm glad it will be nice out. Thanks for the info!

True Blue Grit

September 23rd, 2016 at 1:16 PM ^

Finally a game without a constant threat of rain.  It would be nice to get rid of the humidity, or at least at somewhat of a more comfortable level.  Last night and today have been pretty muggy here in Ann Arbor.  Go Blue!

M Ascending

September 23rd, 2016 at 5:37 PM ^

Football season does not start until there is crispness in the air that gets the nerves tingling and the fans huddling together. This is how football was meant to be played. Fuck the SEC!