BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- When the USFL kicks off its season in Birmingham Saturday, teams may be battling an extra opponent: Mother Nature.
The Birmingham Stallions begin the season against the New Jersey Generals at 4:30 p.m. ET, and scattered showers are in the forecast with temperatures around 70.
A trough will slide across the Southeast on Saturday, triggering showers and thunderstorms through the day, though the strongest thunderstorms are forecast to remain south of Birmingham.
Occasional showers and thunderstorms remain in the Birmingham forecast for Sunday when the USFL showcases a triple header: Houston at Michigan at Noon, Philadelphia at New Orleans at 4 p.m. and then Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh at 8 p.m.
But with FOX, you get a front row seat to both the game and the weather at the stadium. You can watch Saturday's action on the field on FOX Sports, and you can watch the action above the field, thanks to an exclusive partnership with WeatherSTEM and FOX Weather.
Crews with WeatherSTEM installed a new, state-of-the-art weather station on a rooftop just across the street from Protective Field. It's not only going to give you all the weather details of what's happening in downtown Birmingham but specifically what's happening at Protective Stadium during the USFL games.
The state-of-the-art weather station will stream live wind speed and direction, rainfall, temperature, humidity data and provide a live camera.
The real-time data gives an advantage over viewing just a general weather radar image.
"It's extremely valuable versus just a general radar," Luke Hunnewell with WeatherSTEM told FOX Weather. "So not only do you see a computer model of what's coming in, but you actually know in real time if you're actually having flash flooding or if it's just a general warning for the area."
You can monitor all of WeatherSTEM's weather stations on their website.