Following a chilly World Series opener during Tuesday evening, a chilly rain may threaten play for Game 2 in Cleveland on Wednesday evening.
Fans heading to Game 1 of the World Series in Cleveland on Tuesday evening should be prepared for some chilly late-October weather.
The Chicago Cubs will take on the Cleveland Indians, both hoping to end a long championship-title drought. The Cubs last won a World Series in 1908. The Indians are hoping to claim their first title since 1948.
After two games at Progressive Field, the series will move to Wrigley Field in Chicago late this week.
Temperatures will fall through the 40s F with RealFeel® Temperatures dipping close to 40 at times on Tuesday evening in Cleveland. Fans should consider wearing multiple layers beneath their favorite team's attire. Those who mind the cold may want to wear gloves.
While fans can leave the rain poncho at home for Game 1, they may want to think otherwise and wear waterproof shoes for Game 2 on Wednesday.
A series of storms will push across the Midwest through this weekend, according to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams.
"One of the storms is likely to affect the game in Cleveland during Wednesday evening, while another storm may affect play in Chicago during Friday night," Abrams said.
Spotty showers will evolve into a steadier rain in Cleveland on Wednesday night as the first storm approaches. The timing of the steadier rain is a bit uncertain at this point. On one hand, drenching rain could break out well ahead of the storm Wednesday evening. On the other hand, the steadiest rain may hold off until late Wednesday night.
Fans attending Game 2 should be prepared for a couple of showers with the chance of more substantial, longer-lasting rainfall.
There is the possibility of rain delays due to heavier showers and perhaps a postponement should heavy rain move in during the evening. The storm at midweek has the potential to bring enough rain to cause minor urban and poor-drainage area flooding in the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes areas.
A stiff breeze will add to the wet and chilly conditions during Wednesday evening. RealFeel Temperatures are likely to dip into the 30s for Game 2.