One often overlooked aspect of college football game day is the impact weather can have. No, we’re not just talking about how it impacts playing conditions, but also road conditions (this is Iowa, after all, there is bound to be snow in November) and perhaps most importantly, tailgating conditions.
Each week we’ll be updating you on the forecast for game day so you can plan your day accordingly.
The Hawkeyes host Purdue on Saturday morning. Bloody Marys and screwdrivers will be found all across the parking lots, not to mention shots of fireball to keep everyone warm.
It may be a bit rainy on Saturday some come prepared with some rain gear. The temperatures will be normal for October but the rain may make it a bit chilly.
The rain could slow some things down in the city and make some of the parking areas muddy. Dress properly and leave a little early.
It looks like the earlier you get to your favorite tailgate spot, the more dry you’ll be. As it gets closer to game time, the chance of rain increases to nearly 75%. Come early and bring an umbrella.
By game time at 11:00 am, while temperatures should be in the mid 50s, the chance of rain is greater than not and will remain that way throughout the game.
It’s now or never for the Hawkeyes. A win this weekend still allows for a nine or ten win season (with the bowl game) while a loss sends the Hawkeyes into a spiral where they may finish 6-6. We say the Hawks will win, help us make it so.