The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Stanford Cardinal will kick off the first Top 10 matchup in Notre Dame Stadium in 13 years under cloudy, rain-free skies and amid temperatures in the mid-50s, according to the latest Accuweather forecast.
The game will start around 7:30 p.m., with barely perceptible winds and the skies filled with clouds. At the contest progresses, the temperature will drop about five degrees.
It’ll be a chilly start to tailgating, if you get there when the lots open at 7 a.m. The temperature is forecasted to be 43 degrees. The rain will hold off until Sunday morning, which is great. The high for the day is 60 degrees, which you’ll feel if you’re out there eating seven layer dip and barbecued chicken at 3 p.m.
This weather is very similar to last year’s Sept. 29 in South Bend, when the high was 68 and the low was 50. The record high is 94 degrees, set in 1953. (The Irish didn’t play at home until Oct. 17 that year.) The record low is 30 degrees, set in 1942. (The Irish would play their first game at home on Oct. 3 that year.)
The last Notre Dame home game on Sept. 29 was a 37-11 win over the Purdue Boilermakers in 1990. That was a noon kickoff.