Two of the NCAA's Elite College Football programs face off during prime time in Eugene, Ore. Weather could play a significant role in this game with two high-powered offenses at play.
As meteorologist Matt Alto stated,the Northwest will be the stormiest part of the nation through Thanksgiving.
The first in a series of cold fronts will move through the Pacific Northwest into tonight. This front will bring widespread rains with gusty winds at the coast.
The rain has already started in Eugene and it will continue through the 8 p.m. EST kickoff between Oregon and Stanford.
Between a half and three-quarters of an inch of rain will pile up from Eugene through Portland before the steadier rain tapers off later this evening as the front pushes through.
While the wettest time appears to be during the first half of the game, leftover showers will continue to dampen the playing field through the 4th quarter.
Fans attending the game should bring along the rain gear and dress for seasonably chilly weather with temperatures falling through the 40s.
The wind is also expected to pick up during the game in association with the front moving through. Fans and residents of Eugene can expect frequent wind gusts to 20 mph throughout the night.
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