Weather forecast for Texas-Oklahoma game: It’s 2001 all over again

Posted October 10th, 2019


A sweeping cold front will move through Texas Friday bringing 30+ degree temperature changes and a chill to Austin City Limits Music Festival here in Austin.

So what does this mean for the Red River Shootout in Dallas Saturday morning? Something that hasn’t been seen since 2001. Hopefully for Texas fans, the game won’t be a repeat of Oklahoma’s 14-3 win that year.

Temperatures in the morning at the State Fair at 8 a.m. Saturday (when gates open) are forecast to be in the mid-40s. No chance of rain is predicted and humidity should be low. At kickoff, expect high-50s with a daytime high expected to be 67 degrees. The weather on game day hasn’t had temperatures that low since 2001, when, according to Weather Underground, they bottomed out at 48 degrees that Saturday.


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Here’s what the weekend looks like if you’re heading up to Dallas:

• Friday will be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain before 1 p.m. and a high around 60 degrees, the National Weather Service said. Temperatures will drop to a low of 43 degrees under partly cloudy skies at night.

• Game day will be a bit warmer on Saturday with a high near 67 amid sunny skies, forecasters said. Temperatures will drop to a low of 52 degrees at night with a 20% chance of rain.

• If you’re staying in town Sunday to hit the State Fair of Texas, expect mostly sunny skies and a high of 77 degrees, forecasters said. Despite a tiny chance of afternoon rain, evening skies will be clear with overnight temperatures slipping into the mid-60s.

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