Murgo’s Penn State Football Forecast

WTAJ’s chief meteorologist is back to provide home-weekend weather reports for Nittany Lion fans. What will it be like for this week’s tilt with UMass?

September often can feature some of our best weather games, and when we return to Beaver Stadium on Saturday for Penn State's game against UMass, I think fans may think this will be the best weather game of the season.

There may be some fog and low clouds for your commute to the stadium Saturday morning, especially the earlier you go and if you are coming in from the East. These low clouds, fog and perhaps even a touch of drizzle will be around for a time in the morning, but a southwesterly breeze will help the clouds to break and for it to turn warm for the pregame tailgates.

Temperatures will rise through the 60s and into the lower 70s before you head into the stadium. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m., and we'll have temperatures in the lower to middle 70s then. That will feel quite warm in the sun, but with a later game start, the shadows will grow fast and will likely take over the stadium by the third quarter.

If you are prone to being cool, you may want a light jacket for when the sun sets toward the end of the game as temperatures will drop back to near 70, if not the upper 60s.

There should be no problem for postgame tailgates with temperatures in the 60s and just a few clouds overhead. There should also be no weather issues for the travel home in any direction.

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