The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Louisville Cardinals will kick off their 2019 football season Monday under mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s, according to the latest Accuweather forecast.
The game will kickoff at 8:06 p.m., at which time its expected to be 82 degrees Fahrenheit with a light breeze from the northeast. It’ll end sometime around midnight, at which point the temperature will have dropped about seven degrees according to the forecast.
Lots open at 3 p.m. for tailgating, at which point it’s expected to be 90 degrees with a light breeze emanating from the northwest. (The Courier & Journal has a good primer on where to park and the rules for tailgating, if that’s something you’re considering.)
The weather is not affected by Hurricane Dorian (which is landing about 1,000 miles to the southeast). The temperature is only slightly warmer than normal for Sept. 2 for Louisville. (It’s also slightly cooler than last Sept. 2 at the stadium.)
The Irish have never played against the Cardinals in Kentucky, but they have recently endured a hot opener. It was 91 degrees at kickoff between Notre Dame and the Texas Longhorns at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sept. 4, 2016.
Go Irish. Beat Cardinals.