Kent State: Joe Murgo's Weather Forecast

WTAJ's chief meteorologist gives his expert opinion on the weather for Penn State's afternoon tilt with the Golden Flashes.

Hello Nittany Nation!

Many of us are heading to Beaver Stadium for the third Saturday in a row, and this game will bring the trickiest weather of the season. A cold front approaching from the west will bring a band of showers and thunderstorms through the area on Saturday and some of that can be heavy.

If you are traveling to the stadium from the west, you may be traveling long with the rainfall. If you are coming from the east, you may have dry travel at first but then the chance for rainfall will increase has you head to State College.

Showers will arrive for the pregame tailgates and there also can be a thunderstorm. The timing of the heaviest rainfall at this point may be during the early afternoon, when we are heading into the stadium.

There is still a lot of time and a change in timing of a front can greatly change the weather that we have for the time around and during the game. But at this point in time, we may have our largest threat for a thunderstorm in over a decade.

You likely will need the rain gear so don't leave it at home for this one.

Temperatures will rise well into the 60s to near 70 before the rain arrives, but once it arrives, the temperature will drop to near 60 and it will feel cool with the dampness. The rain will be not only be a hindrance to the fans in the stands, but may also be a factor on the field, too.

The showers may taper later in the game and there will be just a leftover shower or two with clouds for any postgame tailgates. Traveling home from the game to the west may be fairly dry but foggy over the ridges. If you are leaving and heading back east, you may still have to deal with the windshield wipers.

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