First day of Fall kicks off with warmer weather

Ozone Watch is in effect Saturday

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HOUSTON - The weekend is finally here, and so is the official start to Fall. Autumn officially begins at 9:49 a.m. today! For many of us, it's been a long wait. 

Through the dog days of summer -- the infinite humidity and the blistering heat -- we've waited patiently in the air-conditioned confines of our home, our office and local malls and movie theaters for this day to come. Well, it's finally here. And what better way to celebrate than with a good old fashioned college football showdown.  This weekend, the Aggies, Owls and Tigers are all in town. 

Saturday morning temperatures were in the upper 60s, which is a bit warmer than what we've enjoyed for the past couple of days. We will also feel an increase in relative humidity values too. By afternoon, we'll be topping out near or slightly above 90 degrees in most places with moderate humidity.

An Ozone Watch is in effect again today. The air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups. If you have breathing problems, you might want to try to limit your outdoor exposure.

Texas Southern takes on Alabama A&M at noon at BBVA Compass Stadium. The kickoff temperature will be near 84 degrees. The Rice Owls take on Marshall University at 2:30 p.m. By then, area temperatures will be closer to 90 degrees. And, for the Aggies faithful, College Station should be near 88 degrees at 6 p.m., when Texas A&M hosts South Carolina State.  There is no chance for rain in the forecast, so if you're heading out to any one of the home games Saturday just plan for warm weather.  And be sure to celebrate the start of fall and, hopefully, a home team victory!

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