We’re heading into the second weekend of college football – and there are some good games on the docket! We have selected a few of those games to take a look at the weather for – some of them featuring top ranked teams in the country. 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.
Hawaii at #1 Ohio State – 3:30 PM ET Saturday
The #1 Ohio State Buckeyes play their first home game of this college season at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH against Hawaii Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, we are looking at the potential of some isolated rain showers during the day Saturday that will likely linger into game time. Chances currently sit at about 25% for rain at the start of the game, and slowly decreasing throughout.
Middle Tennessee at #2 Alabama – 4 PM ET Saturday
The #2 Alabama Crimson Tide are at home Saturday afternoon to face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL. We are currently expecting partly cloudy skies with highs topping off in the mid to upper 70s after a cool front passes through the region. That cool front will spark storms Thursday and Friday – and while there might be a few isolated storms left over Saturday morning, rain should easily be over by game time. It’ll be a bit windy during the game, with a stiff northwest breeze at 10-15 mph.
Iowa at Iowa State – 4:45 PM ET Saturday
Yes, neither of these two teams are ranked, but this always turns out to be a great rivalry game. This year it’s the Hawkeyes traveling to Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA to take on the Cyclones of Iowa State. The good news for this yearly matchup is that the weather looks awesome with temperatures in the mid 60s and sunny skies. I didn’t go to Iowa State… but go Cyclones!
#19 Oklahoma at #23 Tennessee – 6 PM ET Saturday
We have two ranked teams heading to Neyland Stadium Saturday evening – the #19 Oklahoma Sooners and the #23 Tennessee Volunteers. We may have to watch for a few isolated showers, even potentially a rumble of thunder, during this evening game in Knoxville, TN. Temperatures at game time will start off in the low 70s, dropping into the mid 60s by the end of the game.
#7 Oregon at #5 Michigan State – 8 PM ET Saturday
We’ll take a look at one more Saturday game, and this one has the #7 Oregon Ducks traveling to East Lansing, MI to face off against the #5 Michigan State Spartans in Spartan Stadium. While there is the chance of some showers Friday, it looks like those should all push out for the day Saturday – including the game in the evening hours. It might be a little chilly for this time of year, through, with temperatures in the 5os throughout the game.
– Meteorologist D.J. Kayser