A shower will still be around Kansas City, Missouri, Tuesday evening, threatening to put a damper on Game 1 of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets.
Rain is already streaming into Kansas City and will not have left Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium entirely by the first pitch of Game 1 at 7:07 p.m. CDT.
"Rain will dampen pre-game plans in Kansas City on Tuesday," stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Ed Vallee. "The steadiest rains should end right around the first pitch, but lingering showers will still be around [for the game]."
Pre-game activities such as batting practice could be impacted by the rain, and a delay of team introductions and the National Anthem is possible.
While being lighter and spottier than the rain earlier in the day, a shower during the game would keep the field and ball damp and a small chance for a rain delay.
"Fans will undoubtedly need to bring the rain gear to the ballpark with temperatures in the 50s," Vallee continued.
Winds will be light enough not to create significantly lower AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures or impact fly balls.
Cool, gusty northwesterly winds will kick up on Wednesday in Kansas City. For those hoping that will translate to more fly balls being carried toward right field during Game 2, the winds will subside by first pitch.
"For Game 2, the weather [compared to Tuesday evening] will be drastically improved, featuring partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 50s," stated Vallee.
Vallee added that fans, however, will want to trade rain gear for jackets Wednesday evening.
"By game's end, temperatures will dip into the upper 40s."
Dry weather will remain the theme as the series heads to Citi Field in New York City Friday and Saturday.