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First Pitch of World Series Tonight Changed Due to Rain

26 Oct 2016, 1:20 pm

The start time of tonight’s World Series game two has been moved up to 7:08 p.m. EDT due to the threat of rain. The contest between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland was originally scheduled for 8:08 p.m. EDT.

A low pressure system in the Midwest is slowly moving eastward toward the Ohio Valley, producing numerous showers and thunderstorms. Isolated showers may move into the Cleveland area this evening, with widespread rain increasing through the night. The earlier the game can finish, the better to avoid rain delays. Once the moisture starts, breaks may be limited, so finishing the full nine innings could be challenging. Also, any early delays would affect the starting pitchers. Teams prefer to maximize innings for their starters and a lengthy delay may prevent them returning to the mound.

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If the game is unable to be played tonight due to rain, the makeup time date would likely be in the late afternoon or evening on Thursday. This would allow the storm system to pass by the area and rain to no longer be an issue. Tomorrow does not have a game scheduled as it is a travel day for the series to head to Chicago for game three of the World Series on Friday.

For WeatherNation:  Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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