According to a report by the Tallahassee Democrat, Tropical Storm Nate, which at one point was forecast to hit Tallahassee this weekend, is now likely to travel west of the city.
That could keep Florida State from having to reschedule — or relocate — its game with rival Miami for a second time.
Jeff Fournier, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Tallahassee, said it “appears more certain” that the storm will track toward the west edges of Florida and possibly Alabama and Louisiana.
“The center could make landfall anywhere from, say, Destin to New Orleans,” Fournier told the Democrat.
Tallahassee could still be affected by some winds and rain from the storm, according to Fournier. A different Tallahassee Democrat story said the news could allow Florida State, Miami and ACC officials to keep the game at its scheduled kickoff time, 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The three parties have reportedly considered moving the kickoff to noon Saturday or pushing it back to Friday night as a last resort.
According to the Democrat, Florida State is expected to make an announcement Thursday finalizing the kickoff time for the game.
Florida State and Miami were originally scheduled to play Sept. 16, but the game was rescheduled due to the impact of Hurricane Irma.