Notre Dame-Clemson: Wild weather expected

“Nothin’ lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it’s hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain”

I’d don’t think Axl Rose was thinking of Notre Dame football when he wrote “November Rain” for Guns N’ Roses in the early 90s but perhaps he could have been.  Seeing as it’s about loving something that doesn’t love you back, a large number of Notre Dame fans have certainly been able to relate at least in part over the years.

But I digress.

Cold November rain appears headed right at South Bend Saturday and could certainly be a factor as Notre Dame welcomes No. 5 Clemson (No. 4 in CFP rankings) to town.  Cold November rain, unpleasantly steady winds, and gusts over 40 miles per hour are expected.

Will they come in the early part of the day and miss the game or will they be present at kickoff is the question.  Here is what The Weather Channel had for South Bend‘s forecast as of 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday:

You would imagine that those conditions would favor Notre Dame as the passing attack of the Irish isn’t as strong as Clemson’s.  Although, it could be a literal hurricane and Notre Dame would be comfortable throwing 31 times.

Oh, wait, that play-caller is gone.

We’ll keep an eye on this as gameday nears.  If you’re headed to South Bend this weekend though sure you pack a few ponchos.  In the meantime, check out the impact the weather may have on these two teams specifically that John Kennedy came up with.

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