Clemson Parade 2019 Live : Clemson will celebrate its second college football national championship in three years with a parade and stadium gathering on Saturday. The Clemson parade 2019 will take place Saturday, Jan. 12, at 9 a.m. ET.
The Clemson Tigers football team beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the fifth College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship Game in Santa Clara, California, on Monday night by a score of 44-16.
In the five years that the CFP has existed, Clemson and Alabama have clashed in the title game in three of those years and one additional time in the CFP playoffs.
Clemson lost to Alabama in the 2016 National Championship Game by a score of 45-40, but defeated Alabama in 2017 by a score of 35- 31 to claim the title.
Thus, with their most recent victory, the Tigers have won the National Championship for the second time in four years.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, California. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Following the victory, Clemson University announced that the victory parade for the team would start at 9 a.m. Saturday and weave its way through the university, ending around or shortly before noon.
Although a storm system may spread rain or a mix of rain and sleet into northwestern South Carolina by Saturday afternoon and evening, the morning hours during the parade are expected to remain dry but cold.
“Anyone attending the parade will want to make sure they wear extra layers, as temperatures will only hover in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees Fahrenheit for the duration of the celebration,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff said.
Temperatures before the parade are expected to start out in the middle 30s F early Saturday morning and only rise into the lower 40s F by the afternoon hours, which is about 10 degrees below the normal high of 51 F.
With the storm system approaching from the west, the sky is expected to be mainly cloudy during the parade with a light, northeasterly breeze.
Due to the combination of thick cloud cover and the chilly breeze, AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will only be in the lower to middle 30s during the parade and stall in the upper 30s during the afternoon.
Download the AccuWeather app to get a minute-by-minute forecast if you’re planning to attend the parade.
“Any fans continuing celebrations well after the parade will want to bring along an umbrella, as periods of rain are expected from late Saturday into Sunday morning,” Duff warned.
Anyone unprepared for the rain and cold weather may run the risk of hypothermia if their clothes become soaked while spending several hours outdoors in the elements.
Shivering or becoming chilled for long periods of time can also enhance the likelihood of catching a cold or the flu.
Dry weather should return by Sunday in the wake of the storm, but unseasonably cold conditions are forecast to persist into early next week.