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Baseball's Opening Day weather could force some delays

Posted at 11:12 AM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-01 19:21:29-04

Major League Baseball's Opening Day is Monday, April 3, and weather could delay more than one of the 12 games being played.

The games being played in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Cincinnati could all see a little rain from a low pressure system moving across eastern Tennessee and eastern Kentucky. Even the Chicago White Sox game could see some scattered rain.

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These games on the East Coast and in the Midwest are the most susceptible to a rain delay, but it doesn't appear the rain will be enough or last long enough to cause a cancellation.

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There are a few places on the East Coast and in the Midwest that'll be far enough away from the rain to enjoy a dry game. They include the Minnesota Twins' and the Milwaukee Brewers' home openers as well as the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox.

The four remaining games are getting played in either California or Texas, and both states are expected to enjoy some sunny weather.

As for temperatures, it looks like nearly everywhere a game is getting played, temperatures are expected to be warmer than usual. The only exception to this may be in Boston and New York where temperatures are expected to stay in the upper 40s and mid 50s, respectively.

Overall, most games should get played without any weather interference.

But as any baseball fan can tell you, these early spring games are susceptible to just about any kind of weather.

Monday's Opening Day will be no exception.

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