The rain was so heavy and persistent in Chicago on Tuesday that it lead to Tuesday’s National League Division Series match-up between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals to be post-posted until Wednesday early in the afternoon. Over a 24-hour period, between from 8 AM Tuesday to 8 AM Wednesday, more than 2 inches of rain fell across northern Illinois. For Chicago, at least an inch and a half of rain accumulated in the city.
With the heavy rain most of Tuesday and for the start on Wednesday, the question becomes, will weather impact Wednesday’s rescheduled game? Will there be more rain?
Weather may impact the game today but fortunately the rain threat is ending. The showers that were around yesterday are now to the east of Chicago and northern Illinois. And as a the region driers out, the wind will pick up. Wind this afternoon will range from 10 to 20 miles per hour from the northeast, with gusts up to 30 mph. The wind could potentially keep drizzle chances around for this afternoon, as the wind picks up moisture from Lake Michigan. Temperatures will also be below normal, with high temperatures in and around Chicago in the lows 60s.
Even with the threat of drizzle, on top of wind and cool conditions, the game should be played, no rain delays or rain outs.
So to all the baseball fans out there, Let’s Play Ball!