College football, dove season opener could be a wet one

Published 12:38 pm Friday, September 1, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — September 2 kicks off a slate of college football games in Mississippi. Technically the season started with Belhaven trouncing Milsaps 47-7 in Jackson Thursday night and Jackson State beating South Carolina State last Saturday. Alcorn State, Southern Miss, Mississippi State and Ole Miss open their 2023 season Saturday.

Dove Season opens Saturday morning to kickoff the labor day weekend and is one of the earliest hunting opportunities in the fall. September Goose season opened Friday and early Teal season will open September 9. Of course the holiday weekend could be a wet one.

National Weather Service in Jackson forecasts a 70 percent chance of rain Saturday with highs reaching 91. Fortunately, the rain is expected to come after 1 p.m. so the mourning dove shoot should be dry. Sunday has the same chance of rain.

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The high Sunday is 90 with a low temperature of 71. Labor Day has a 60 percent chance of rain and forecasted wind gusts could reach 20 mph.

If you are traveling to Hattiesburg Saturday the chance of rain is 80 percent with showers and thunderstorms possible. Southern Miss will play in a high of 86 degrees Saturday.

Fans headed north to Oxford will be greeted with cooler weather on game day. The high is forecast to be 83 and there is only a 20 percent chance of rain.

Starkville will have the same high temperature of 83 by kickoff at 3 p.m. The rain chances are 40 percent and there is a 100 percent chance of cowbells ringing in Bulldog country.

LSU will play Florida State Sunday in Orlando but any Tiger fan knows there is no chance of rain ever at Death Valley.