The burst of heat and humidity that has welcomed September is forecast to subside by Sunday, in time for the Ravens' season opener at M&T Bank Stadium.
While hot, humid and possibly stormy weather is forecast to start out the weekend, dry air and lower temperatures are expected Sunday.
Partly cloudy skies, falling humidity levels and temperatures around 80 degrees are forecast when the Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals kick off. The sun is still relatively strong this time of year, so seats that aren't shaded could still feel plenty hot, though.
Be glad the game isn't a day earlier -- heat index values are expected to approach 100 degrees Saturday, with highs in the lower 90s and oppressive humidity making it feel even hotter.