Ohio State's season opener against Oregon State was delayed for one hour and 12 minutes due to lightning and heavy rain, and it looks like bad weather could be in play once again for the Buckeyes' second game of the season against Rutgers at Ohio Stadium this Saturday.
According to a report by NBC4, an incoming tropical storm could bring heavy rain to Columbus during Saturday afternoon's game.
The forecast on Saturday will hinge on the future track of Tropical Storm Gordon, which intensified near South Florida Monday and is expected to make landfall near Mobile, Alabama, or along the Mississippi coast Tuesday night as either a tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane.
The storm will take a northwesterly inland route to the Texas-Oklahoma border, then re-curve along a sagging cold front in the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys at the end of the week. From there, how much tropical moisture makes it east into Ohio with the remnants of the storm depends on the position of the front, which will stall near the Ohio River.
Current indications suggest a wet scenario Saturday afternoon and evening, with the prospect of heavy rain, although the exact track is far from certain and the forecast could brighten, if the frontal system slips farther south across Kentucky.
If you're planning to attend Saturday's game at the Shoe, you'll want to bring your rain gear.