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Weather Report: Rain Forecast For Saturday’s Notre Dame - Duke Game

Temperatures in the mid-70s during the season opener.

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will kick off their 2020 season amid overcast skies, gentle breezes and possibly rain, according to the latest Weather Channel forecast.

Weather Channel

The game against the Duke Blue Devils is expected to kick off shortly after 2:30 p.m., at which time the Weather Channel believes there’s a 45 percent chance or better of rain. Accuweather is more bearish, at present, about precipitation. It says there’s only a 19 percent chance we’ll see 0.1 inch of rain or more that hour.

I’ve written this weather report for a few years now, and have always included the morning forecast for those who like to tailgate at the stadium early. This year, that’s not happening. So let’s skip straight to the history!

Saturday’s high is forecasted to be 76 degrees Fahrenheit, which is in line with the historical high for this date on campus. The low is 60 degrees, which is slightly hotter than the historical low. One year ago Saturday, the high was 87 degrees and the low was 65 degrees.

The last time Notre Dame played at home on Sept. 12 was in 1992. The game between the No. 3 Irish and No. 6 Michigan Wolverines kicked off at 12:35 p.m., with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. The teams fought to a 17-17 draw.