It's the first big football for local football fans as Michigan heads to South Bend to take on Notre Dame, Michigan State goes west to play the Oregon Ducks, and the Lions have a Monday night match-up with the New York football Giants of East Rutherford, New Jersey.

What kind of weather can we expect for these gridiron contests?

Obviously, the Lions will play in the climate-controlled splendor of Ford Field. But weather matters of tailgating Lions fans as well as the Spartans and Wolverines.

Ben Bailey has the forecasts for South Bend and Eugene Saturday and downtown for Monday night.