LSU football: Weather report for the Tigers vs. New Mexico

Anybody who has ever been to Baton Rouge knows the weather can change in the blink of an eye. This may be ideal when you’re wishing for the muggy, hot weather to part, but if you’re attending an LSU football game, weather can be your worst enemy. It’s been a pretty good start to the Tigers’ football season in terms of weather. It wasn’t scorching for the game against Mississippi State last weekend, despite the early kickoff.

Unfortunately, the aforementioned good luck doesn’t seem like it’ll last for long. The Tigers are now in full preparation mode—some of you may already be settling in on campus as you read this piece—for New Mexico. The Lobos are coming to town hoping to avoid a blowout defeat on one of college football’s most sacred grounds.

Here is the full weather report for Saturday’s showdown from the Louisiana capital:

LSU football: Complete weather report for the Tigers vs. New Mexico

September 22 may have been the first official day of fall, but you wouldn’t know from looking at Louisiana’s weekend weather report. High temperatures over the next few days will reach into the mid-90s, which is what every fan in attendance was afraid of hearing this weekend.

Luckily for the 100,000+ in purple and gold on campus on gameday, the scheduling gods have blessed them. The Tigers are set for another Saturday night in Death Valley with the contest against New Mexico kicking off at 6:30 p.m. CT. This is slightly later than last week’s SEC opener against Mississippi State, which kicked off at 5 p.m. CT.

Although hot, it’s set to be a relatively nice day around Baton Rouge. The humidity will be down below 60% by 10 a.m. and it’ll dip below 50% by noon. The humidity won’t start to climb again until after the sun has set around 7 p.m. The temperatures will rise quickly though. It’ll reach 90 degrees along the banks of the Mississippi River at noon and remain there until the aforementioned benchmark of 7 p.m.

The weather around kickoff will be about 90 degrees (feels like of 95 degrees) and sunny. The humidity will be sitting around 48% and there will be around 16% cloud cover. The chance of rain is never—seriously, there’s a 0% chance of rain at kickoff. The sun will find its home in the western sky at 6:58 p.m. CT, shortly after the game gets underway.

Whereas some fans were hoping for rain last weekend to help slow down the Bulldogs’ air raid offense, LSU faithful will be wishing for the opposite this time around. It’s Brian Kelly’s team who will be throwing the football a lot on Saturday. Therefore, the non-existent chance of rain for Saturday’s contest is a beautiful sight.

Overall—while it will be hot—it’s nothing out of the ordinary for Louisiana in September. If anything it’s slightly less humid, which will be a welcomed change in the weather among those attending the game. This is a game that LSU should win comfortably. The question marks arise when discussing whether or not the weather will allow for the spectators to also remain comfortable throughout the clash.