The forecast early in the week looked bleak and nasty. However, it looks like the worst case scenario won’t transpire at The Big House on Saturday weather-wise when Michigan takes on Ohio State.
Per AccuWeather, the weather in Ann Arbor will consist of “plenty of clouds with a touch of snow, sleet and rain with little or no accumulation”. The temperature around kickoff will be 35 degrees and the temp won’t go north of 38, while the wind will clock in around 12-16 MPH. While there may not be a notable amount of accumulation, the chance for precipation for 12-4 PM hovers from 40-50%.
If you’re heading to The Game, be sure to bundle up, wear some clothes that won’t get drenched if it does indeed snow. Right now it sounds like a coin-flip as to whether it does or not, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
As it stands right now, the weather could still be a major factor. There doesn’t have to be a major downfall or precipitation for ball security to become an issue. Even a light drizzle impacts the texture of the pigskin and the grip players have on it.
The main thing to be aware of is the worst weather will be taking place after the game concludes, so please be safe leaving and take your time on your way back home to your loved ones.
The bad news is it still might rain and sleet a little, the good news is the game won’t be played in Hoth-like conditions.