The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday amid rain and temperatures hovering around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the latest Accuweather forecast.
Rain showers are predicted to start around 9 a.m. that day, which may make for a very soggy day at Notre Dame Stadium. The showers will fall sporadically, but you’ll need something with a hood that’s waterproof pretty much all day. (No, #33Trucking hats will not keep your head dry. They’re mesh.)
The forecast says you may catch a break near halftime in terms of the rain. That will make the temperature feel closer to the 51 degrees it’s supposed to be.
This is a pretty typical Nov. 4 day in South Bend, although it won’t dip near as close to freezing as usual. The record high was 75 degrees set in 2015, which was about halfway between Notre Dame’s road trips to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. (The record low was 13 degrees, set the day after Notre Dame beat Navy, 19-0, at Baltimore’s Municipal Stadium in 1951.)
There’s also rain in the forecast for Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where the Deacs hail from. The high will be 64 degrees, while the low is 52 degrees. The two teams will meet in this location next Sept. 22.
Beat Demon Deacons.