Luckily, weather won’t play a factor for the game inside the Georgia Dome. But, for those planning to participate in pre-game festivities, both locally and in Atlanta, you will need to keep an eye to the sky.
For those traveling on Friday, the skies are looking mostly clear here in Blacksburg. Storm chances begin to increase as you head south out of Virginia. Your best chance of hitting rain will occur as you pass through South Carolina into Georgia, a region that has seen a surplus of rain as of late.
Your best chance of arriving dry in Atlanta will be Saturday morning. A few showers will be possible en-route, but the majority of the rain will hold off until the mid-afternoon hours. Be wary of patchy fog as you head out Saturday morning.
Locally, Friday is looking pleasant, with temperatures hovering around the 80 degrees. Skies will remain mostly clear. Storm chances pick up Saturday, with the best chance of rain hitting around kickoff. A few storms may contain heavy rain, but severe possibilities should remain small, and skies should clear after the game.
Storm chances will continue to increase throughout the Southeast on Sunday into the Labor Day holiday. The sun will return on Tuesday bringing cooler and drier weather into the region.