Texas football vs. Alabama: Weather forecast in Austin for Sep. 10

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The highly anticipated matchup between the Texas football program and the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide is now just five days away from kicking off. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian will host the reigning National Champion-runner up Alabama and head coach Nick Saban at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sep. 10, with the kickoff time set for 11 a.m. CT.

This will be the first time that Sark and the Longhorns will host a top-25-rated opponent outside of the Big 12. Texas did hit the road last season to face a tough SEC foe in the Arkansas Razorbacks and head coach Sam Pittman, but that was away from home and that team wasn’t ranked at the time.

One of the overarching storylines heading into this game between Texas and Alabama is the heat that these two teams could be playing in Austin this coming weekend. The idea of an 11 a.m. kickoff in the Texas heat when it is still the summer doesn’t seem like good football weather by most considerations.

Forecast for the afternoon of Sep. 10 for Texas football vs. Alabama in Austin

At the moment, though, it doesn’t look like this game will reach the triple digits in Austin this coming weekend. According to weather.com, the high temperature during the day in Austin on Sep. 10 will be 95 degrees Fahrenheit, with the humidity at 51 percent.

The forecast shows winds at six miles per hour out of the southeast and a six percent chance of precipitation during the day on Sep. 10. This forecast from weather.com describes Sep. 10 as “mainly sunny” with the exception of a few clouds in the afternoon.

This will be a hotter day than the Crimson Tide are used to playing in. Alabama does play in some hotter environments from time to time, especially in some of the September SEC games. But according to Weather Underground, the hottest high temperature Alabama has played in the last two seasons was 89 degrees Fahrenheit.

Going purely by the weather forecast for the weekend, it looks like the heat could be a factor in this game. Texas has practiced in this heat throughout the summer and in fall camp. But we also haven’t seen the Longhorns play a game in this type of heat yet this season. The opener against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks last weekend in Austin mostly had temperatures in the 70s following an afternoon of rain in the area.

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Texas comes into this meeting with Alabama sporting a record of 1-0 (0-0 Big 12) following the convincing 42-point win in the season opener on Sep. 3 against ULM. Meanwhile, Alabama comes into this game with a record of 1-0 (0-0 SEC) after dismantling the Utah State Aggies at home in Tuscaloosa by a score of 55-0 on Sep. 3.