While the big rain held off for baseball in Cleveland, weather may have significant impact on fly balls hit in Chicago for Games 3 and 4 of the World Series.
Warmth will build in Chicago through the first part of the weekend, but some changes will take place as the weekend and the World Series progress.
Dry, windy and unseasonably warm conditions are in store for Game 3 at Wrigley Field during Friday evening.
Temperatures will hover in the 60s F and winds will be mainly from the southwest averaging 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
The wind will blow strongly out to center and left-center field, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.
"The combination of the unseasonable warmth and strong winds blowing out means that well-hit fly balls could be leaving the park at a much higher rate, when compared to a calm and chilly evening, more typical for this time of the year," Pydynowski said.
Fans who get chilled easily may want to bring a jacket and wear long-sleeve tops due to the wind. However, some hardy fans may be able to get by with shorts and short-sleeve tops for the game.
Winds are likely to make a 180-degree flip, and temperatures may tumble by 10-20 degrees Saturday evening for Game 4 at Wrigley Field.
During Saturday, a cool front will approach from the north. Ahead of the front, much of the day will remain unseasonably warm with temperatures in the lower 70s. However, in the wake of the front, winds will flip around to the northeast and temperatures will fall back.
The timing of the front will determine when winds will shift, how much the temperature will drop and the amount of rain that falls, if any. The changes may take place just prior to the start of the game or perhaps as it is in progress.
While the wind for the game on Saturday will not be nearly as strong as that of Friday evening, it will begin to blow in toward home plate. Such a breeze would be less favorable for hitters and may give pitchers a slight edge. Winds during Saturday evening will average 10-20 mph.
Clouds can also produce a couple of showers with a remote chance of a thunderstorm for Saturday evening's game.
Following a warm Saturday, temperatures for Game 4 will fall through the 60s and into the 50s. AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures could dip into the lower to middle 40s by the late innings.
As a result, fans attending Game 4 may not only want to bring along a plastic rain poncho but also a warm jacket.
Game 5 and beyond
Seasonable weather conditions are in store for Game 5 at Wrigley Field during Sunday evening.
Northeasterly winds will gradually diminish, and temperatures will fall slowly through the 50s with dry conditions.
Should Game 6 be necessary, unseasonable warmth will return with first pitch temperatures near 70 in Cleveland during Tuesday evening.