At long last, college football is back, and it’s time to take a look at some of the forecasts for games across the country over the upcoming days. We have selected three outdoor games, featuring some of the top ranked teams in the country. You may notice the Wisconsin-Alabama game isn’t featured – the reason is that it is being played inside AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Of course, we can’t cover all the games in a post. So, we remind you that you can always check out the forecast for your area over at http://wx.aerisweather.com.
Thursday – #2 TCU at Minnesota
College football games start tonight across the country, and one of those match-ups has #2 TCU traveling to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN to face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Midwest has seen above average temperatures so far this week, and there is no exception to that rule up in the Twin Cities today where highs are expected to top off in the upper 80s. By the time the game starts at 9 PM ET we are expecting those temperatures to have dropped off a little bit – back into the low 80s – but it’ll feel more like the mid to upper 80s. The sun will just have set, but we are expecting mainly clear skies throughout.
Saturday – Eastern Washington at #7 Oregon
At 8 PM ET Saturday, Eastern Washington will take on #7 Oregon at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR. While this is a little outside the weather realm, this match will be interesting as Oregon’s starting quarterback Vernon Adams is actually a graduate transfer from Eastern Washington. Back to what we are experts on – weather – we are expecting kickoff temperatures in the low to mid 70s with partly cloudy skies. By the time the game ends, we’ll see temperatures fall back into the low 60s.
Monday – #1 Ohio State at Virginia Tech
The only game on the schedule for Labor Day Monday is a rematch from last year between the first College Football Playoff Champion in #1 Ohio State – and the only team that Ohio State lost to last year in Virginia Tech. This game, being played at 8 PM ET at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA, at the moment looks to be nice weatherwise, with kickoff temperatures in the low to mid 70s and a partly cloudy sky. Temps will drop off into the upper 60s by the time this rematch is over.
– Meteorologist D.J. Kayser