Cool Front To Sweep College Football Territory Saturday

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
September 08, 2012; 8:37 AM
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A strong cool front will be moving from the midwest Saturday morning headed for the the east coast Saturday night, just in time to cool off many college football stadiums.

This weekend, The Big Ten Conference, the Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference will be most impacted, receiving spotty showers, gusty winds and thunderstorms for some games.

BIG TEN CONFERENCE

UCF at Ohio State - 12:00 p.m. ET

Ohio State will have little to worry about except football, come game time. Spotty showers may pass through in the early morning, but should be out of the way by the 12:00 p.m. kick off. Tailgaters should exercise caution and prepare to get wet, as there is thunderstorm potential in the morning.

Purdue at Notre Dame - 3:30 p.m. ET

Notre Dame will certainly be feeling a cold from this weekend. It will be breezy and cool for kick off with some sun shining through. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s.

"For all of Big Ten country, it will be a little taste of fall this weekend," Rayno said.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Auburn at Mississippi State - 11 a.m. CT

A cold front will be pushing through in the late morning, with some spotty showers and storms. Game time should yield dry conditions, and relief from the high humidity.

Florida at Texas A&M - 2:30 p.m. CT

College Station temperatures were near 100 degrees all week, but Saturday should bring some relief. The cool front will come through in the morning. Some spotty showers are possible, but the day will be generally rain-free, with temperatures in the lower 90s come game time.

"This front is going to bring temperatures down by a good ten degrees," Rayno said. The evening could bring temperatures in the lower 60s for College Station.

Western Kentucky at Alabama - 2:40 p.m. CT

Tuscaloosa might see a shower or thunderstorm as a cool front approaches Saturday. Tailgaters and spectators should prepare to get wet.

Washington at LSU - 6:00 p.m. ET

LSU might catch a break Saturday with an evening kick off. Showers are expected for the area throughout the day, but will likely clear up by game time.

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Austin Peay at Virginia Tech - 1:30 p.m. ET

Virginia Tech will take on Austin Peay in warm and humid conditions Saturday afternoon. Spotty thunderstorms are possible as a cool front sweeps by early in the day. Storms can be expected at any time during the second half of the game.

Savannah State at Florida State in Tallahassee - 6:00 p.m. ET

With a 6 p.m. game time as Savannah State takes on Florida State, the game will be ahead of the cool front, which wont push in until nighttime. It will be steamy ahead of the front, however, and could result in a drenching thunderstorm or two in the area during the game.

Presbyterian at Georgia Tech in Atlanta - 7:00 p.m. ET

Georgia Tech fans should prepare for some wet weather as a cool front will be arriving around game time in Atlanta. The weather could become problematic, as strong thunderstorms will be in the area throughout the duration of the game.

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