Alabama vs. Penn State weather update

The weather (specifically the rain chance) is the latest chatter when talking about the major game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Penn State Nittany Lions.

According to the National Weather Service, “Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly cloudy, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

“Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.”

For those who like more detail involving the weather, James Spann of ABC 33/40 provides this weather briefing video from Friday afternoon:

In the video, Spann advises taking rain gear to the Saturday afternoon/evening games in the state.

According to the ABC 33/40 weather blog forecast, “Tomorrow night Penn State visits Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium. There is a pretty decent chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm during the game, and the temperature will fall from near 83 at kickoff to 75 by the final whistle. The chance of rain during the game is about one in two, if you like the numbers game (most football fans do).”