Baseball Playoffs are Underway! A Look at the Forecasts for the Games Ahead
Postseason Major League Baseball is underway with a full slate of games ahead for the rest of this week. Here’s a look at the forecasts for the upcoming games:
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— MLB (@MLB) October 2, 2018
In tonight’s (Wednesday) American League Wildcard game at 8:08 p.m. EDT, the Oakland A’s take on the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium. The weather looks great in the Bronx, with some passing clouds and temperatures dropping into the 60s. A light wind is expected throughout most of the game.
On Thursday, the Colorado Rockies travel to Milwaukee to face the Brewers in game one of the National League Divisional Series. With a cold front tracking through the region today, cooler and drier weather is expected for tomorrow as high pressure arrives. Temperatures are expected to be in the middle 50s for the first pitch at 4:07 p.m. CDT, with a northeast breeze near 15 mph. There is a chance for showers on Friday, so the roof may be closed at Miller Park for game two.
Dry weather and warm temperatures are expected for game one of the second National League Divisional Series. Temperatures will be in 80s at Dodger Stadium for the 5:37 p.m. PDT first pitch between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The American League Divisional Series starts Friday, with the first game in Houston between the Astros and Cleveland Indians. There is a chance for rain for the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. CDT, so the retractable roof at Minute Maid Park may be closed. It will be warm, with highs expected in the 90s.
The winner of tonight’s (Wednesday) American League Wildcard game will travel to Boston to take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Temperatures will be in the 50s for the 7:32 p.m. first pitch, with only a few clouds as high pressure builds into the region from the north.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels