Gator fans have endured three sweltering home games in a row this season. While it may not be the cold front some were hoping for, it WILL be noticeably cooler and less humid this Saturday as Florida takes on South Carolina in a Top-Ten SEC match-up. Temperatures in The Swamp at game-time have been in the upper 80s or lower 90s for all three games so far, with heat indices at times nearing 100. This Saturday, however, a weak cold front will arrive in time for slightly cooler and more importantly, drier air to move in to Gainesville.
ESPN College Gameday, the popular Saturday morning nationally televised show, will be broadcasting from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 10am. Students and fans who will be arriving Friday evening to camp out might have to dodge a brief shower as the front moves through. Conditions will be improving through the night, however, as the cold front moves in. Early-morning tailgaters will feel the biggest difference Saturday morning, with temperatures cooling into the 60s under a clearing sky. Plenty of sunshine is to be expected Saturday afternoon, which will warm the afternoon temperatures to near 80. The lower humidity, combined with a nice breeze out of the west, will make it feel more comfortable by the 3:30 kickoff. Conditions will be ideal for post-game outdoor plans as well, with the clear skies continuing and temperatures cooling back into the 70s by early evening.
Hour-by-Hour Gameday Forecast
6am Set Up: Clear & cool, 58°
9am ESPN Gameday: Sunny & mild, 67°
Noon Tailgate: Mostly sunny, 75°
3pm Kickoff: Sunny & breezy, 80°
6pm Drive Home: Sunny & breezy, 74°
9pm PostGame: Clear & cool, 65°