Game Day Weather

Submitted by mgoweather on October 27th, 2017 at 10:08 AM

We'll be on the backside of a low pressure system exiting to the NE for Saturday. This means that after some rain Friday, we look to be pretty dry. There will be lake effect rain showers, so there is the small chance they'll work across the state and bring a few raindrops to our neighborhood. It also means we'll be cooler - wind chills in the 30s - so you might want to bring along that cozy hoodie and the warmer coat! 

 

Tailgating

Woooeee you'll want to keep a warm drink in your hand! We're starting off early tomorrow with temps right where they should be for this time of year - chilly! Mid 30s if you're out there when the sun comes up (about 8am) with a light breeze out of the SW near 10mph - enough to rustle the leaves. It doesn't sound like much, but it'll be enough to keep it feeling like 30 degrees! Brrr! Hopefully you have some peeps signed up to bring hot food to your tailgate! By mid-morning we'll only be up to 40, and with a SW wind up into the low teens (leaves are in constant motion) it'll feel like the mid 30s. Throughout the morning we'll keep a slight chance for a rain shower and lots of clouds. Keep in mind that even if it isn't raining, that golf course ground may be a little soggy so you might want to grab the boots! 

Kickoff

Starting this game at 41 degrees! We'll at least get a little sunshine between the clouds so that will make it a bit better! Winds will pick up a bit, remaining out of the SW at 15mph, gusting into the low 20s (you'd see white horses on the water, small trees may sway). This will keep wind chills running in the mid 30s. 

Halftime

I vote for hot chocolate! And maybe volunteering to stand in line to get a little break from the breeze. And since I'm in line, I think I have to add on nachos and a pretzel. ;) Temps are in the low 40s and they'll stay that way for the rest of the game. Winds, still out of the SW, are also sticking with us, so it will continue to feel like the upper 30s. Gusts into the low 20s remain possible for the entire second half with steady winds near 15mph. We'll continue to have plenty of clouds around and the small chance for a light rain shower - but most likely we'll be dry. 

Post-Game

After staying warm cheering your heart out for that win, you're walking out of the gates in the low 40s (feels like upper 30s) with some clouds. Not a bad game to have enjoyed inside at your buddy's house if you couldn't get a ticket! Staying in town to grab some dinner or hit up a weekend Halloween party? We'll drop to around 40 by the time you're finishing up your meal. Winds into the mid evening will be around 15mph out of the SW - so at least we lose the gusts! If you're taking a breather and heading out later, by 11pm temps will be back in the mid 30s (feels like low 30s). Mainly overcast for Saturday night, and winds lighten to around 5mph for that last call. Hopefully you have a warm costume (haha yeaaah this is college) for the walk home or waiting for that Uber as late-night temps will be around 35 degrees! If you traveled for the game, we'll have some clouds and some sun and mid 40s for Sunday! 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

Go Blue Eyes

October 27th, 2017 at 11:22 AM ^

Weather is looking way better than it was earlier in the week when rain was predicted.

As for not having a ticket, if you want to get a ticket for this game they are available.  Numerous great seats in Section 23 for under a $100.  Not quite the $39 a seat I saw for Brady Hoke's last game but still an opportunity to see Michigan football from a great vantage point for an incredible price.

JWG Wolverine

October 27th, 2017 at 6:55 PM ^

Thanks MGoWeather as always! Looks like I might need to break out my November Harbaugh sweater! The weather looks good though, excited to be in some real football weather tomorrow! Go Blue!