MU Homecoming Weather

There is a buzz in town this Thursday evening as Marshall preps to host its alum for a big homecoming weekend ahead. TC has the topsy turvy forecast.

Homecoming Weather in Disarray

It is homecoming weekend in Huntington as Marshall hosts C-USA perennial power Central Florida in a big game Saturday afternoon. Of course the game will only be part of the weekend story, so here is a look at weather conditions for various events.

This Thursday night, the bars will be hopping as alum from across the USA arrive in town for a few days of revelry. The mild start to the weekend will feature temperatures in the 50s all night long.

Friday has the look of an Indian Summer extravaganza with warm sunshine glinting smartly between an array of puffy cumulus clouds. By the lunch hour for the Memorial Fountain ceremony, the temperature will feel like mid-spring and be close to 70 degrees.

Afternoon gusty winds will pick up and usher in a darker array of late day clouds. These clouds will try to rain upon us by sundown as Pi Kappa Alpha alums gather for a dinner-dance reunion.

Tish Littlehayes tells me the homecoming concert at the Big Sandy Arena will feature the Steve Miller Band. I expect rain to arrive outdoors during the indoor concert with Frat-house Rowers chugging on 5th avenue with a steady, soaking rain falling until well into the night.

Saturday will dawn wet and windy but mild near 50 degrees. But tailgaters, beware, the temperature will be falling steadily by the mid day parade as rain slackens but the wind freshens.

By afternoon the wind will huff and puff to 25 miles per hour driving cold air into Joan Edwards Stadium. The fall in the mercury will feature 4 PM temperatures in the upper 30s with a real feell that will chill tailgaters to the bone. Hey, Judy, get some hot chili on the tailgate menu!

Tish reminds the need for Herd fans to “get into your seats by 4:15 so you can see the unveiling of a new Marco”.

My early call for the game is for a blustery wind to blow all evening long as snow flurries dance their way through downtown Huntington. No accumulation is expected during the evening, though a coating of snow looks a good bet overnight for Herd fans getting up early on Sunday morning.
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