Penn State vs. Nebraska Football Game Weather

November 12, 2011; 7:09 AM ET
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Photo of Beaver Stadium appears courtesy of the Pennsylvania State University.

Chilly winds and some sunshine are in store for today's important Big Ten battle between the Nittany Lions and Cornhuskers at University Park, Pa.

The weather has been relatively dry in the Centre region for over a week now, so the grass parking lots should be much less muddy than during recent games.

The day started quite cold but with sunshine and a morning low temperature just below the freezing mark.

The cold will ease a bit by kickoff (around noon) with the aid of sunshine.

Temperatures are forecast to reach the middle 50s by the start of the second half. No rain or snow will fall during Saturday's game.

Even though on a grand scale the weather pattern will be warming up in the Northeast this weekend, and the weather today will be pleasant for mid-November, winds will still add some chill to outdoor activities in the afternoon.

As is the case with many large stadiums, even a light breeze will cause winds to swirl around the field and grandstands and be channeled through the tunnels. is expecting west to southwest winds averaging 10 to 20 mph outside Beaver Stadium. RealFeel® temperatures will rise from the 20s for tailgating in the morning to the lower 40s during the game. However, when the wind is not blowing and the sun is out, it will feel warmer than that during the game.

Your best bet if you are going to the game to support your favorite team in this Big Ten battle is to layer your clothes. A layer of thermals will keep you toasty. If you are cold-sensitive, wear gloves and a hat; You do lose a lot of body heat through the top of your head. Sunglasses would not be a bad idea either.


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