The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Florida State Seminoles will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Sept. 5 amid temperatures in the low 80s and the slightest chance of precipitation, according to Accuweather.
While the temperature is supposed to reach just shy of 90 during the day, the Accuweather forecast calls for a kickoff temperature around 82 degrees Fahrenheit. With the sun expected to set mere minutes after kickoff, it’s no surprise temperatures will drop slightly as the game progresses. Fans at Doak Campbell Stadium can expect temperatures in the mid-70s by the final whistle.
The chance of rain in the Tallahassee area during the game is 5 percent or less, according to the weather forecaster.
Tailgating starts at noon for the Notre Dame game. If you’re out that early, you’re definitely going to want to hydrate and bring some sunscreen. While the mercury might say mid-80s, Accuweather says the Real Feel temperature will be closer to 100. The recommendation is to wear some loose fitting, light colored cotton clothing — perhaps this Clashmore Mike homage?
Notre Dame last played a Sept. 5 game in 2015, when the kickoff temperate at Notre Dame Stadium was 82 degrees, the weather was clear and the win was blowing slightly at 3 miles per hour. The Irish defeated the Texas Longhorns, 38-3, in what was one of the finest performances by a Notre Dame quarterback in the Brian Kelly era.