Today is the first full day of games for Major League Baseball after three games officially opened the season on Sunday. St. Louis had perfect opening day weather conditions last night for the Cubs and Cardinals. Phoenix had great opening day weather as well with the roof open at Chase Field. The Yankees and Rays played indoors in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Unfortunately, there are a few areas that may have to deal with rain today. Baseball fans will be watching the radar in the Mid Atlantic and Midwest to see if their games are affected by wet weather conditions.
A low pressure center moving through the Central Plains into the Ohio Valley will be producing showers and thunderstorms. With the Marlins and Nationals starting at 1:05 p.m. in Washington, D.C., showers will probably hold off until after the game is completed. Up the road in Baltimore, the Blue Jays and Orioles have a later start time, at 3:05 p.m. A few showers could affect the end of the game.
As the storm system churns northward toward the Great Lakes, rain chances will be in the forecast for Cincinnati, Chicago and Minneapolis and those games could be affected. In Milwaukee, the roof at Miller Park may have to be closed to avoid opening day showers.
Games in the Northeast, South and West should have dry conditions and no weather delays. Temperatures will be mild across most of the nation, with readings at or above normal.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels