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Weather Report for the Notre Dame Wake Forest Game Saturday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

It’s going to be a nice day for football...if we can avoid the thunderstorm at halftime.

Boston College v Wake Forest Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Wake Forest Demon Deacons will kick off at noon Saturday under cloudy skies but amid temperatures in the low 80s, according to the latest AccuWeather forecast.

While the wind will be a non-factor Saturday, there is a 51 percent chance of rain around halftime. With that may come thunderstorms, the forecast says.


The weather will be quite fine for tailgating, with temperatures in the mid-70s by 10 a.m. and a very minimal chance of rain.

The high of 85 degrees Fahrenheit and low of 66 is a smidgen higher than a typical Sept. 22 day in Winston-Salem, but pretty similar to what it felt like at this point last year.

Notre Dame has made just one previous trip to Winston-Salem. It was 44 degrees Fahrenheit at kickoff of an 8 p.m. Eastern game on Nov. 6, 2011, a game which the Tommy Rees-led Irish won, 24-17.

Groves Stadium, at 31,500 capacity, is the smallest among all Power 5 teams. At present, there is still up to 10 $95 seats available together in at least one part of the stadium.

Go Irish. Beat Demon Deacons.