This weekend may get a little more boring for Pitt fans — assuming you don’t live on the East Coast, especially Virginia.
Hurricane Joaquin continues to strengthen northeast of the Bahamas. As of 8 p.m. Joaquin has sustained winds of 105 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane. It continues to move southwest at 7 mph.
Gov. McAuliffe declared a state of emergency for Virginia Wednesday afternoon, followed by the City of Norfolk also declaring a state of emergency.
Hurricane Joaquin will likely drift west over the next few days before being picked up by a cold front. At the same time, a developing coastal low will try to strengthen over the area this weekend.
The latest track strengthens the storm into a major hurricane, a category 3 storm. The center of the storm in this latest update would make landfall somewhere along the Outer Banks Sunday afternoon.
Joaquin is just one part of a complex weather pattern that is setting up for the end of the week.
If the state of emergency lasts into the weekend the Pit-VT game in Blacksburg is assuredly cancelled.
This creates a real issue for the ACC. Pitt has already had it’s bye week. It is slated to play 8 straight weeks. There is no open date for Pitt.
There have been instances of non-con games not being made up, but I can’t recall an instance in recent years where a conference game has not been played or made up at some point.
The ACC may be forced to schedule the game on a Monday or some other awkward day if the game is postponed this Saturday.