Good news, football fans: There are five college games in Utah on Saturday, and the National Weather Service doesn’t expect a drop of rain to fall on any of them.
There’s no rain in the weather service’s forecast for the state on Friday, either, so all the high school football games should be dry as well. And temperatures should be rather pleasant.
In the Salt Lake City area, highs will be in the low to mid-80s through Tuesday. The next chance of rain is Tuesday night, when a cold front is expected, dropping temperatures to the mid-60s on Wednesday.
Temperatures in the St. George area will hit the mid-90s on Friday and Saturday, then stay about 90 through Tuesday. That cold front will drop the highs to about 80 there on Wednesday, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight on Tuesday, continuing into Wednesday.
With the exception of patchy smoke from Western wildfires in parts of southwestern Utah on Friday morning, air quality is expected to be pretty good this weekend. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is forecasting green/good conditions in Cache, Duchesne, Iron, Uintah, Washington and Weber/Box Elder counties, and yellow/moderate in Carbon, Salt Lake, Tooele and Utah counties.
Boise State at Utah State (10 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2) • It’ll be a bit chilly at kickoff — the game is in Logan, after all. But temperatures will warm from the mid-50s to the mid-60s by halftime and the low to mid-70s by the fourth quarter. Sunshine and winds of 3 mph are expected.
Washington State at Utah (12:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network) • It’ll be in the mid-70s at game time and in the low 80s by the time the game ends. Sunshine and winds of 6-7 mph are expected.
UC Davis at Weber State (6 p.m., ESPN+) • It’ll be about 80 at game time, and temperatures could dip into the high 60s by the fourth quarter. Clear skies and winds of 5-7 mph are expected.
Eastern Washington at Southern Utah (6 p.m., ESPN+) • The weather will be about the same in Cedar City as in Ogden – about 80 at game time, cooling to about 70, maybe the upper 60s. Clear skies and winds of 6-8 p.m. are expected.
South Florida at BYU (8:15 p.m., ESPN) • Expect temperatures in the mid-70s when the game begins, dropping to the low 60s by the time it ends. Skies are expected to be clear with winds of about 5 mph.