HOUSTON - Throw the flag and blow the whistle, ref! Mother Nature should be penalized 15 yards for a weekend meant for movie watching instead of pig skin tossing.
A line of showers and storms has moved south out of Dallas ahead of a cold front that will slip into our area this afternoon. In fact as of this entry, the rain has already soaked the fans filing into Kyle Field in College Station for their 11 a.m. kick off against Praire View A&M.
Rain in the immediate Houston area has blossomed with big thunderstorms over downtown Houston.
Texas A&M vs. Prairie View A&M:
The rain has already watered down the adult beverages of those tailgating at Kyle Field this morning. However thankfully, the rain is moving out and will leave behind rain cooled air for the majority of the game. As somebody who has been to many of those games as a student, that's quite a blessing! Look for overcast skies to remain for most of the game followed by a few rays of sunshine. Highs in College Station are expected to be in the upper 80s. Kick off is at 11 a.m. Gig'Em!
Houston vs. Lamar:
UPDATE: The Coogs vs Lamar will kick off around 3 p.m. The storms have moved out of the area and both teams are back on the field!
Go Coogs! What an impressive win over Oklahoma last Saturday, Houston! This Saturday, expect the ball to be slippery heading into the third quarter. Rain is already being observed north of town but it's inching closer to UH by the minute. The chance of rain stands at about 60% in Houston today so be prepared to dash for the concessions when the clouds grow dark. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies, eventually turning overcast. Highs today will be near 90. Kick off is at 11 a.m.
Texas vs University of Texas - El Paso:
The Longhorns take on the University of Texas - El Paso tonight at 6 p.m. The front will have slipped south of that area by this evening but a few left over showers will be possible. Highs there should remain in the mid to upper 80s under mostly cloudy skies. Light winds are expected.
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