Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on September 9th, 2017 at 9:14 AM

Sorry for the delay friends - pulled a good double shift out of town yesterday and this is the first chance I've had to post. Hopefully you still find it helpful! We have a high pressure system right over the Great Lakes region. This gives us plenty of sun, but also gives us some cool mornings and nights, so grab the layers! Let's go blue! 


Brrr! Definitely a chilly start to the day! Lots of thermos cups out there this morning! Temps are running below normal so that gives you the right to complain (a little bit -  Marquette is at 32 this morning). Some shady spots are even starting off with a bit of frost here and there! Tailgating temps will run in the low 40s if you're out there early but will quickly warm with the sun. We'll be up to the low 50s by mid-morning with blue skies. On top of sunshine, the other good news is very light winds - they'll be out of the north around 5mph (just enough to rustle leaves) and we won't have to add in a wind chill.   


66 for the first kick! Not bad at all - it sounds cool, but we'll be plenty comfy while sitting in the sun. And we'll have a lot of that! As we get into the afternoon, UV levels could easily hit that moderate range so you may want to keep the hat on. Winds will shift just a tad to the NE at about 7-8mph, enough to keep the leaves rustling a bit.  


Nearing 70 by the half with a few clouds here and there - still plenty of sunshine in store for us to end the game. Especially if you're sitting in the sun, you'll be warm! Winds will remain out of the NE at 10mph. 


Exiting the gates with that win, why not take advantage of the great Fall weather and celebrate out on the town?! You'll want the hoodie as temps will start to drop into the low 60s by dinner-time. Winds will be light, out of the NE, at 5-6mph, and they'll stay that way into the late-night. If you're staying out late, by 10pm we'll be looking at low 50s, and by that last call we're facing mid 40s. Eesh. Yeah you won't forget the hoodie on the stool this week! 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!!