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Hawkeye Football: Your Friday Forecast for Iowa at Northwestern

Breezy, cool, and a chance of rain highlights the weekend in northern Chicago.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 Northwestern at Iowa
Iowa at Northwestern in a big match in the Big Ten West division.
Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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 travel to Evanston to play Northwestern on Saturday morning. The Hawkeyes celebrated a Homecoming win last week against Purdue and look to keep the good times rolling and move to 6-2 with a victory over the Wildcats.

The Forecast

There is about a 50% chance of rain during the game and the temperatures will be lucky to hit 50 degrees. The winds will be blowing at around ten miles an hour so it certainly won’t be a warm afternoon. Dress appropriately and have rain gear handy.

Traffic Conditions

Prior to the game it appears as if it will be dry but cool. Friday night should be dry so if you come in the night before, there shouldn’t be any issues save for traffic coming into Chicago on I-55.

Game Time

By game time at 11:00 am, while temperatures should be near 50. The chance of rain increases as the game goes on but still less than a 50% chance.

With a win over Purdue, the despair over the two game losing streak ended. A win versus Northwestern plus the bye week would set up some excitement heading into the game at Wisconsin. Without looking ahead, we say the Hawks defeat Northwestern to set up an exciting two week stretch.

Go Hawks!