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April 1, 2011 / Dave Gorham

Final Four: Houston, We Have Nice Weather Until…

Houston, we don’t have a problem, at least not weather-wise this weekend. But showers and thunderstorms could return Monday just in time for the Championship Game. This will be one of the bigger weekends here in Houston since the 2004 Super Bowl with hundreds of thousands of Final Four fans expected in town.

Fans have been arriving all week for the Championship games April 2nd and 4th at Reliant Stadium. More than 400,000 people are expected to participate in the NCAA’s series of events. Big name performers are also headlining a three-day free concert series at Discovery Green in downtown Houston. Headliners include Kings of Leon, Sublime with Rome and Kenny Chesney. Pat Green will also be performing and I’m a big fan of his, too.

The Final Four teams are:Image: NCAA

Butler Bulldogs
No. 8 seed, Southeast Region winner

Connecticut Huskies
No. 3 seed, West Region winner

Kentucky Wildcats
No. 4 seed, East Region winner

Virginia Commonwealth Rams
No. 11 seed, Southwest Region winner

For pregame festivities on Saturday, the weather looks great with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 80’s. A few more clouds will move in during the evening hours with lows in the mid 60’s. On Sunday, beautiful weather will continue with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70’s. Party cloudy skies are expected Sunday night with lows in the upper 60’s. On Monday, the day of the Championship Game (which starts at 9 p.m. ET), there’s a chance for showers and thunderstorms with otherwise party sunny skies and highs in the low 80’s. Monday night we’ll continue to have a chance for showers and thunderstorms with otherwise mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures are expected to be about 10 degrees cooler by Tuesday morning with lows in the mid 50’s.

Here’s a look at the Final Four TV schedule (CBS):

April 2nd—Butler vs. VCU at 6 p.m. ET

UConn vs. Kentucky 8:45 p.m. ET

April 4th—Championship Game 9:00 p.m. ET

Who do I think will win the big game? Well since I’m an Alumni of Auburn University and Mississippi State, I’ll have to root for Kentucky since they’re in the SEC, too.

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