The weather pattern won’t change much between now and kickoff against Kentucky on Saturday. Thereafter, there will be a wind shift Saturday evening that will welcome in some slightly cooler and drier air. It’s a shame this relief from the heat won’t be felt in The Swamp unless a shower or thunderstorm cools it down. Rain chances are in the 20 to 30 percent range, and if a cell were to move over the stadium, it would most-likely be in the second half. Tailgaters and fans attending the game should prepare for a warm and humid afternoon, with very little wind to mix the air. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s, and heat indices will likely be in the lower 90s.
GAMEDAY HOUR-BY-HOUR FORECAST
8AM: 76° – mostly clear, light winds.
10AM: 81° – mostly sunny, light winds.
12:21PM (Kickoff): 86° – partly cloudy, northeast wind 8 mph.
2PM (Halftime): 88° – building clouds (20% chance for shower), light winds.
4PM (End of Game): 84° – mostly cloudy (20% chance for shower), northeast 10 mph.
6PM (Drive Home): 81° – partly cloudy and less humid, northwest 12 mph.