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2016 World Series: Cleveland may dodge worst of rain during chilly Game 2

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Following a cool start to the 2016 World Series in Cleveland, showers will threaten Game 2 on Wednesday night.

The Cleveland Indians struck first in a best-of-seven series with a 6-0 win in Game 1 against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Tuesday night.

Due to expected rain, the first pitch for Game 2 was moved up to 7:08 p.m. EDT to allow for extra time to complete the game should any delays be called.

A storm tracking from the mid-Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley will bring an increased chance for rain over the region into Thursday.

The storm is producing two separate areas of precipitation with a large area of rain-free weather in-between.

An area of rain will move across the city for any pregame activities during Wednesday afternoon. However, this rain-free area may leave just in time for first pitch.

"Game 2 of the World Series looks rather dry to start, but possibly wet to finish, depending on how long the game goes," AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson said.

If the rain during Wednesday afternoon lifts to the north, there will be a zone of drier air overhead which could lead to nothing more than a spotty shower or two during the game.

However, if the rain remains across northern Ohio, it could fall steady enough to cause delays.

Regardless, those attending the game should bring a rain jacket or poncho to be prepared for any passing showers.

"Temperatures will hover in the mid- to upper 40s F for Game 2, slightly cooler than during Game 1, where the temperature remained steady at 50 F," Adamson said.

Rain may have more of an impact by the end of the game as fans head home or for any after-game celebrations. Another area of rain will arrive later Wednesday evening and last into Thursday morning. A rumble of thunder cannot be ruled out as this rain moves through.

As the series shifts to Chicago starting on Friday night, the weather will turn out quite mild for late-October.

"After a travel day on Thursday, Game 3 on Friday in Chicago looks dry and very mild with temperatures in the lower 60s," Adamson said.

Highs during Friday afternoon will approach the 70-degree mark.

Temperatures will be between 10 and 20 degrees warmer than normal. The normal high in Chicago on Friday is only 58. The normal low is 40.

A strong south to southwest wind could also have an impact on the game.

"A stiff wind from the south and southwest could impact the long ball for the first game in Wrigley Field," AccuWeather Meteorologist Michael Doll said. "This wind will favor the hitters as the wind will be blowing out to center field."