Situation worth monitoring: SEC releases statement on weather activity in the Gulf of Mexico
The fate of the Southeastern Conference’s football season was put in doubt by COVID this summer but with that challenge being tackled by the league at the moment, now we may have Mother Nature to deal with after just two weekends of play.
Hurricane Delta is currently moving through the Gulf of Mexico with a potential chance of landfall in Louisiana, before working its way through Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and potentially even northwest Georgia.
Of course, that could all change in the days to come but the SEC isn’t taking any chances and is already on alert.
On Tuesday, the league issued the following statement:
“The SEC is monitoring weather activity in the Gulf of Mexico and will remain in contact with member schools in preparation for athletics events this week.”
The two games on the SEC’s Week 3 schedule that are currently in the path of danger the most: Alabama at Ole Miss and Missouri at LSU.
Here is the current weather forecast for Saturday in Oxford:
Rain early…then remaining cloudy with thundershowers developing in the afternoon. High 72F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
Here is the current weather forecast for Saturday in Baton Rouge:
Windy at times with periods of rain. High 78F. W winds at 25 to 40 mph, decreasing to 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Without a doubt, this will be a situation moving forward this week. According to Power Mizzou, plans are already being discussed to move the LSU-Missouri game to Columbia, however, that decision has not yet been made final.