Iowa football's game against Purdue is under heavy wind advisory. Here's West Lafayette's weather forecast

Adam Hensley
Hawk Central

It's going to be a windy one in West Lafayette.

Iowa football travels to Indiana to face Big Ten West foe Purdue on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CT, and for those attending, it might be a good idea to bundle up.

On Friday, Purdue sent out an announcement via email: Saturday's contest between the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers is under a heavy wind advisory.

According to the statement, the advisory − issued for Tippecanoe County − starts at 7 a.m. CT and ends at 7 p.m. CT. Additionally, the school noted that the use of all tailgate equipment, tents or temporary structures is prohibited due to the strong winds.

Saturday's weather forecast could spell trouble for both offenses. Purdue thrives in the passing game behind the arm of Aidan O'Connell and the hands of Charlie Jones. O'Connell's completed 66.3% of his throws for 2,270 yards and 15 touchdowns in seven games. Jones, who's played in all eight games, has 72 receptions for 840 yards and nine scores. Meanwhile, Iowa's passing offense isn't great to begin with, ranking 120th nationally in yards per game. High wind gusts don't bode well for either offense.

More:When is Iowa football's game against Purdue? How to watch Hawkeyes' Big Ten battle

West Lafayette weather forecast for Saturday's Iowa-Purdue football game

Saturday will feature a high of 63 degrees and a low of 42, according to There's a 90% chance of precipitation Saturday with 25 to 30-mile-per-hour winds gusting from the south and southwest.

As of Saturday morning, it looks like most of the rain is projected to come through between 1 and 2 p.m. CT. It's supposed to be cloudy and windy all day.

According to, rainfall could total a quarter of an inch. Additionally, winds may gust up to 55 mph at some points.

Due to the wind advisory, says, "Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects."

Iowa football gets into the windy spirit pregame

The Hawkeyes are ready for the wind.

Can I bring an umbrella into Ross-Ade Stadium?

Nope. Umbrellas are toward the top of Purdue Athletics' prohibited items.

In other words, wear your ponchos.

More:Leistikow's Iowa-Purdue prediction: How Hawkeyes can conquer rain, wind and the Boilers

What items aren't allowed inside Purdue's football stadium?

In addition to umbrellas, Purdue does not allow weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, strollers, noisemakers, backpacks, cans or food inside Ross-Ade Stadium. To see a complete list of what you cannot take with you to a Purdue football game, head to the Boilermakers' website.

Purdue football's clear bag policy

You can bring a clear bag with you inside the stadium when watching Iowa's game against Purdue Saturday. That bag must not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. You can also bring a one-gallon clear Ziploc bag or a small clutch bag no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

Read more Iowa football news

Adam Hensley is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can follow him on Twitter @A_Hens83 or reach him at