Thursday, October 9, 2008

Windy & Rainy Weekend (Football Forecasts)

We'll start of tonight's post with the weekend football forecasts for the high school football across the state of Iowa, then the two weekend college football games that are on the road. For Friday evenings' games we'll see temperatures ranging from the mid 60s to the lower 70s across the state at kick-off; lower to mid 60s should be in place by the end of the game. The skies should be partly cloudy, but the winds will be the problem, sustained 15-25 mph from the southeast, they will weaken a bit to 10-20 by the second half, but will still have some effect on the games.

Iowa State vs. Baylor -- 6:00 PM @ Waco, TX

Kick-off temperature of 85 degrees, with good moisture, will likely keep the conditions a little warmer than the Cyclones want. Partly to mostly cloudy skies with winds from the southeast at 5-15 mph. Although western Texas may see thunderstorms, some severe, Waco and central Texas look to stay quiet. ISU should have decent warm and humid weather to deal with on their road trip, hopefully coming away with a road win.

Iowa vs. Indiana -- 11:00 AM @ Bloomington, IN

Kick-off temperature just below 70 degrees should warm to near 80 by game end. East-southeast winds under 10 mph and only partly cloudy skies means another great afternoon of football for the Hawkeyes, as long as they can come away with a win.


As for your local forecast for this weekend, the title says it all. Friday through Saturday night will be partly cloudy and windy, with mild temperatures given strong southerly winds. Sunday afternoon will cloud up over the state, and through the nighttime hours the chances of rain and isolated thunder will move into the state.

Friday highs will be in the low to mid 70s across the state, as a warm front lifts through giving some clouds, but otherwise sunny skies. Friday night will show the increased moisture, with low to mid 50s expected rather than 30s and 40s. Saturday will range from the lower 70s in the northwest, to near 80 over much of the south. Saturday night will have lows in the upper 50s and even some lower 60s across the state. This additional moisture will set the stage for several rounds of showers and possible thunderstorms Sunday into early next week. Sunday afternoon should see the showers and isolated thunderstorms in the western third of the state, highs in the afternoon should range from the mid 60s to the upper 70s from west to east. Sunday night will have the showers and perhaps a couple rumbles of thunder move into a majority of the state. Lows overnight will have a large gradient from northwest to southeast, low 40s in the northwest to upper 60s in the southeast... Look for the rain to continue into Monday and finally exiting before Tuesday begins.