A week after Hurricane Joaquin caused nasty weather all over the East Coast, the conditions look much more ideal for Week 6. Typical fall conditions and more wet weather at Clemson can be expected.
Here’s a look at the AccuWeather forecast for today’s college football games.
Tailgaters will find it a bit chilly this morning but a very nice day is shaping up with plenty of sunshine. The temperature will climb to 65 degrees at kickoff and 73 degrees by the end of the game. Winds will be south at 6-12 mph.
It'll be a warm day at the Cotton Bowl with abundant sunshine and light winds. It will be comfortable at kickoff with a temperature of 75 degrees then rise to a warm 83 by the end of the game. Fans should drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated. Winds will be north-northeast at 4-8 mph.
There will be a chill in the air this morning in Iowa City on this early fall day, but gorgeous weather is expected for today's contest. Sunshine will be abundant the temperature at kickoff will be 62 degrees and rise to 68 by the end of the end of the game. South-southwest winds will increase to 7-14 mph.
A chilly morning will be followed by a nice afternoon with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures. The temperature will be 65 F at kickoff then fall modestly to around 60 by the end of the game. Southwest winds will be 3-6 mph.
Heavy weather and flooding in Columbia, S.C., forced this game to be moved to LSU. Humidity will decrease as the day progresses with a mixture of clouds and sunshine. It will be warm at kickoff time with a temperature of 82 degrees. It will peak at 83 degrees during the first half and only dip to 80 degrees at the end of the contest. Winds will be north at 6-12 mph.
It will be a damp start to the day in Knoxville but the rain will be long gone by kickoff. It will stay rather cloudy, however, and the temperature at the start of the game will be about 68 degrees. By the end of the game it will be 65 degrees. Winds will be north-northeast at 6-12 mph.
It will be a wet and damp Saturday afternoon at Clemson The kickoff temperature will be near 69 degrees and fall to 65 by the end of the game. Rain will be present leading up to the game and also during the game, so fans will want to have appropriate rain gear for both tailgating prior to the game and to bring inside the stadium during the game. The rain might decrease in intensity by the second half of the game, but likely will continue throughout the duration of the game. The field will be wet and slippery making for difficult traction at times. The football itself will also be wet and slick during the game. A stray thunderstorm may accompany the rain as well, with the best chance of that coming during the first half. The worst case scenario would be a thunderstorm in the vicinity which would cause a lightning delay, but this is unlikely. The wind will be from the northeast around 5 mph.
It will be a typically warm and humid evening with a kickoff temperature about 77 degrees under a partly to mostly cloudy sky. By the end of the game, temperatures will fall to near 72 degrees. The wind will not be a factor for the game with wind speeds of around 5 mph from the north to northwest. The game will most likely be dry, but there is a small chance for a shower or thunderstorm prior to the game and during the first quarter of the game. The worst-case scenario is a lightning delay, but it is highly unlikely this happens. For those fans tailgating during the afternoon prior to kickoff, afternoon highs will be in the middle 80s with AccuWeather RealFeel Temperatures peaking near 90. Fans will want to seek shade if possible to beat the heat prior to the game when tailgating.
It will be a mostly clear sky and comfortably cool game with a kickoff temperature near 54 degrees. By the end of the game, temperatures will fall into the upper 40s. Fans will definitely want a jacket or long-sleeved shirt for the game this evening with these fairly cool temperatures. The wind will be light and variable throughout the game and not play any role on the playing conditions. Prior to kickoff, it will be mostly sunny with an afternoon high around 65 degrees. This will make for a great afternoon for fans that are tailgating prior to kickoff.
A mostly clear, dry and mild evening for the game with a kickoff temperature near 72 degrees that will fall to 68 by the end of the game. AccuWeather RealFeel Temperatures will be in the 60s throughout much of the game. The wind will be from the south to southeast at 8-16 mph, so there will be a breeze at the back of the teams driving toward the north end zone (open end of the stadium opposite the Olympic Cauldron) at Rice-Eccles Stadium. It will be dry throughout the day leading up to the game, including for College GameDay. Temperatures will be near 55 degrees at the start of the broadcast and rise to the middle 60s by the end of the telecast. For those out tailgating during the afternoon prior to kickoff, afternoon highs will peak in the middle 80s between 3 and 5 p.m. under a mostly sunny sky.