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Weather Forecast For "The Game" Is Looking Ugly

A general view of the Ohio State Buckeyes football field.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 24: The Ohio State Marching Band performs the Script Ohio before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

There are just eight days to go until The Game between Ohio State and Michigan, but with the way the weather is trending, it's going to be very difficult to play like they usually do.

As of Friday, the weather forecast for Saturday, November 26 calls for a combination of rain and snow in the morning with a 30-percent chance of rain throughout the day. The winds are likely to be pretty fierce, with gusts of 10-15 miles per hour.

Last year's edition of The Game was contested in snowy conditions that were considerably colder but with less wind. It's going to be warmer but hardly warm enough to keep people from shivering.

For most fans this might constitute "football weather." Though if there's lightning in the forecast things could get more complicated as teams automatically stop play and delay the game if there's lightning in the area.

Nevertheless, fans are already declaring that this is sufficient weather for football and dares either team to express concerns about not playing in these conditions:

"If either team is worried about the weather then in my mind, they’ve already lost," one user replied.

"meh haha. need it to be worse. osu just put up 50 in weather like this last weekend," wrote another.

"I think what time the game will be is a factor too. The rain is supposed to come back later in the afternoon as well," a third pointed out.

The stakes in The Game are always high, but with both teams expected to be undefeated heading into it, this one will decide who goes to the Big Ten Championship Game and potentially the College Football Playoff, and who gets sent to a lesser bowl game.