With every game there are the victors and the vanquished, but everyone at the Red River Shootout Saturday will enjoy a winning forecast.
The annual matchup between No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 5 Texas kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas beneath mostly cloudy skies with temeratures in the mid-70s and southerly winds ranging from 10 to 15 mph. High temperatures are forecast to reach into the mid-80s.
"It will be just slightly above normal," said Vick Corbelli, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. "Great football weather."
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That same forecast is expected to hold through Sunday, so what could be better than that?
Start looking for it Monday when Hurricane Norbert and Tropical Storm Odile, both off the western coast of Mexico, fling Pacific upper-level cloudiness and moisture into Texas.
On its own, that moisture won't do much, but a new upper-level low pressure system from the central and northern Rockies will edge into Texas Monday, Corbelli said.
"It's going to take that front to lift the moisture," he explained, and the result will be "scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms."
Chances for rain start out at 20 percent Monday and then go to 30 percent on Tuesday and 40 percent on Wednesday, Corbelli said.
High temperatures will range from the mid-to-upper 70s, Corbelli said.
Wednesday will be partly sunny with a high around 77, according to the forecast.