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NLCS Heats Up, Weatherwise, in Los Angeles

Baseball's National League Championship Series will heat up, at least in terms of the weather, in Los Angeles.

The NLCS will head to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Monday evening for Game 3 after a rain-free Saturday evening in St. Louis for Game 2.

Monday also marks the beginning of a warming trend in Los Angeles that will send temperatures to the upper 70s on Monday, followed by highs in the middle to upper 80s for Tuesday and Wednesday. Bright sunshine will prevail each day.

Highs in the upper 70s are more common in Los Angeles this time of year.

A first pitch temperature of 72 degrees is expected for Game 3, which starts at 5 p.m. PDT Monday. Temperatures will then fall into and through the upper 60s as the game progresses.

Game 4 will start at the same time on Tuesday, when temperatures should be a warm 80 degrees for the first pitch.

An earlier start time and the presence of an even warmer air mass could make Wednesday's Game 5, if it is necessary, the hottest game of the series.