By game time on Saturday, the outside temperature at Syracuse, N.Y. is expected to be pushing toward 80 degrees.
Inside, it's likely to feel more like summer in the South than autumn on the Canadian border.
"There's no air conditioning at the Carrier Dome," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney noted Sunday during his weekly teleconference. "I'm sure when you pack a bunch of people in there, it's going to be a little stuffy."
Commenting on a Syracuse message board, one fan of the Orange painted a more vivid picture:
"The Dome is ridiculously hot and humid for early season football games. We've taken advantage of many a poorly conditioned team who came in expecting an air conditioned venue, only to spend 3 hours playing football in a sauna. Ironic that a building named after an AC company has no AC. As the season wears on, it cools down a bit, but it's never exactly cool in there."
Swinney said Clemson will have a plan in place to deal with the heat and humidity.
"We've got good experience on our staff as far as guys who have been up there as players and as coaches," he said. "Listening to them talk about it today, we'll need to have a good plan and preparation on getting our guys ready for that environment."
Swinney said Clemson will make use of its indoor practice facility this week, as the Tigers adjust to playing with a roof over their heads.
"As far as playing inside, we have Field Turf, so that's not a big adjustment for us," Swinney said. "The biggest difference is with your eyes, when you're looking up, catching passes, catching punts and kickoffs, compared to playing outside. The lighting is over the top of you. It's just a different background, and it is an adjustment.
"We're fortunate that we have an indoor facility. I think it helped us last year when we were going to play (LSU) in the (Georgia) Dome."
Temperature and backdrop issues aside, Swinney says he thinks the Tigers are excited about playing in a new venue against a first-time ACC opponent.
"Every game is huge, so it shouldn't matter where we play," he said. "No excuses - we've got a job to do. I think our guys are excited about going up there - I know I am. I've seen Syracuse on TV a million times, but I've never been there.
"We've got to be a good road team, wherever we go. We've got to win on the road, and play well on the road. We've got one win under our belt on the road, and we played OK. Hopefully, we'll go on this road trip and play a little better. That's our objective - to just try to do what we do, and do it at a high level.
"(Syracuse) is a football team that's won two in row, has a little confidence, and now has had some time off. It's their first conference game, so we know we're going get their best effort. We expect that. But it's really more about us and how we prepare."
Swinney said there will be one change in the Tigers' normal travel routine, as they'll stop off for a look at the Carrier Dome after they arrive on Friday.
"We'll load up the plane and have our normal routine," he said. "One thing we may do, since nobody's been there, is to stop off by the stadium, walk through and just let 'em eyeball the facility before we play."