Game day is here. Here’s a look at the weather around the country for today's games, according to AccuWeather.
No. 20 Georgia Tech vs. Duke, noon ET (ESPN2)
Gray, gloomy and damp best describes the weather in Durham, North Carolina, today. A light rain or drizzle will fall at times before and during the game.
New sod was put down this past summer, so it will get a test today with soggy conditions. Areas between the hash marks will become worn as the game progresses, which can affect footing and traction.
It will be a cool day, so fans will want long sleeves, long pants and certainly appropriate rain gear. Kickoff temperature will be 66 degrees with a high of 67 in the afternoon. Winds from the northeast at 7-14 mph will blow toward the open end of the stadium.
Southern at No. 7 Georgia, noon ET (SEC Network)
A low overcast sky is expected today, and there will be some showers in the area. One or two of these could pass over the stadium at any time before or during the game. Lightning is not expected, so there shouldn't be delays.
Showers should be light and should not have a huge impact on the players. The worst case is a heavier shower passes over to create very wet conditions.
Kickoff temperature will be 67 degrees, rising to 70 by the end of the game. Along with the appropriate rain gear, fans might want to wear long sleeves and long pants. Winds will be from the northeast at 7-14 mph, which is be more or less across the field of play.
Louisiana Monroe at No. 12 Alabama, 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
The game will have clouds mixing with some sunshine, with seasonable levels of warmth and humidity this afternoon.
There will be only a slight chance of a shower during the game, but in all likelihood the game will remain dry. Even if there were a shower, it would be light, brief and likely would not affect the game.
The kickoff temperature will be 84 degrees, and by the end of the game, the temperature will fall to around 80 degrees. A light northeast wind of less than 10 mph will not have any impact on the game.
No. 3 TCU at Texas Tech, 4:45 p.m. ET
It will be partly sunny in Lubbock, Texas, this afternoon. A northeast wind of less than 10 mph throughout the game will not have much of an impact.
It will be dry much of the game, but a few isolated showers and thunderstorms will be around the stadium. In all likelihood, the game remains dry and is not affected or just sees a light shower that has little impact.
The worst-case scenario is that a thunderstorm passes over or near the stadium, resulting in a lightning delay. Temperatures will be near 80 degrees throughout the game, with AccuWeather RealFeel Temperatures between 80 and 85.
No. 25 Missouri at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
It will be mostly cloudy with a couple of showers in the area throughout the game, with the best chance of any showers coming during the first half. Most of the showers will be light and brief but might dampen the field when they occur.
No delays are expected, as there will not be any thunderstorms in the vicinity.
Temperatures will hover in the middle to upper 60s throughout the game. The wind will be from the east at 10-15 mph during the game or blowing generally right to left across the field.
College GameDay from Tucson, Arizona, 9 a.m. ET (ESPN)
No. 9 UCLA at No. 16 Arizona, 8 p.m. ET (ABC)
For College GameDay, it will be in the mid-70s at the start of the broadcast with temperatures rising to the lower 80s by the end of the broadcast. There will be a 10-15-mph wind from the southeast throughout the show.
For fans who are tailgating during the afternoon before kickoff, seeking some shade and staying well hydrated will be important with afternoon highs peaking in the middle 90s. By kickoff, temperatures will be in the low 90s with temperatures near 85 degrees by the end of the game.
It will be mostly sunny and dry all day and into the evening in Tucson, with southeast winds falling to less than 10 mph by the start of the game. Though the wind will not affect the game, players will likely have a hard time staying hydrated with the very warm temperatures, especially in the first half.