Weather forecast ahead of Bearcats home opener


According to WeatherSTEM, there’s a 15% chance of rain as the Bearcats open the home opener against Kennesaw State on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Nippert Stadium. In addition to the possibility of rain, the forecast calls for cloudy skies and minimal wind.

Cincinnati hopes to rebound from the season-opening loss at Arkansas, but the weather could play a role. Even though the temperature is expected to be a warm 79 degrees, there will be up to a 17% chance of rain during the game.

Sunrise is supposed to be around 7:16 a.m., nearly eight hours before kick-off, and sunset will be at 7:56 p.m. There is a chance that the game will continue at sunset, but it is much more likely that it will end around 7:00 p.m. or around that time.

Kennesaw State runs a triple-option offense that typically keeps the clocking more often than other games. Depending on how the Bearcats play both sides of the ball, the game could be over in less than three hours.

Cincinnati Football: Weather forecast ahead of Bearcats home opener

  • Forecast: cloudy
  • Temperature: 79°
  • Winds: 8 MPH
  • Rain: 15%
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Top: 80°
  • Low: 61°

Another factor to watch out for is humidity. Since it is supposed to be relatively warm, the combination with 62% humidity could harm players. According to the latest WeatherSTEM update, the high in Cincinnati on Saturday is 81 degrees.

Although the Bearcats missed a few field goal attempts, the wind didn’t have much of an impact and it’s not expected against Kennesaw State this week either. Winds are expected to come from the southeast at around eight miles per hour.

Unless the likelihood of rain increases, there’s little to worry about for the Bearcats, who are favorites by 28.5 points going into kickoff. If there’s a change in the weather, be sure to check back here for live updates on Saturday afternoons and beyond!


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