The first games of the season will take place outside of the United States as the Dodgers take on the Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia.
Game 1 will take place on Saturday evening at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground followed by a second game Sunday afternoon.
At this time, weather does not appear pose a threat for any delays to the games as an area of high pressure to the east will supply largely dry weather and above-normal temperatures.
Ground staff prepare the baseball field that has been built just for the Major League Baseball opening series at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Monday, March 17, 2014. The MLB season-opening two-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney will be played this weekend. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Temperatures will be in the 80s F (28-31 C) both Saturday and Sunday. Skies will be mostly sunny on Saturday with a mixture of sunshine and clouds expected Sunday.
The only threat of rainfall will be isolated sea breeze showers that will develop each afternoon. Even if a shower does arrive during the game, it is unlikely that rainfall would be heavy enough to cause any delay.
A cold front will then arrive Sunday night into Monday bringing rain and thunderstorms to the area following the conclusion of the two-game series.
These two games between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks mark the start of the 2014 season which will continue with opening night in the United States on March 30.