No rain expected at University of Utah, BYU, USU, Weber State or SUU football games

Temperatures should be rather pleasant.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lightning strikes as a severe thunder storm brings pouring rain forcing fans out of the stands at the start of the PAC-12 football game between the University of Utah and Weber State at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. According to the National Weather Service, it will by dry for games across the state on Saturday.

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.

In the Salt Lake City area, weekend temperatures will be rather pleasant, with highs forecast 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 Saturday, then stay at about 90 through Tuesday. That cold front will drop the highs there to about 80 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.

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