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World Series 2016: Mild air to yield ideal conditions for Game 6 in Cleveland

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As the World Series moves back to Cleveland, fans and players will see the best weather conditions so far for Game 6.

The Chicago Cubs extended the series after winning Game 5 at Wrigley Field on a dry but cool Sunday evening. The Cleveland Indians lead 3-2. First pitch for Game 6 is set for 8:08 p.m. EDT on Tuesday evening.

Mild air will unfold over the Cleveland area in time for the game.

"Clouds may increase by the end of Game 6 as a cold front sets up to the north over southern Canada, but rain is not expected to make an appearance," AccuWeather Meteorologist Max Vido said.

"While temperatures ranged from the lower to middle 40s for Game 2, players and fans can expect much more pleasant conditions for Game 6 at Progressive Field," Vido said.

Partly cloudy skies and temperatures resembling those of a late summer's evening make for ideal conditions. AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will hover in the middle 60s.

"Whereas the wind direction in Game 4 and Game 5 favored the pitchers over the batters, a 5-10 mph wind blowing out to right-center field during Game 6 will give the hitters the advantage," Vido said.

If Chicago wins Game 6, the series will remain in Cleveland for a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday evening. Mild but wet weather may plague players and onlookers at Progressive Field.

Afternoon highs on Wednesday will surge into the mid- to upper 70s, nearly 20 degrees Fahrenheit above average, and only fall into the upper 60s by first pitch.

Showers could hamper the conclusion of the potential game and trophy presentations and make it necessary for fans to break out the rain gear.

A south to southwest wind would once again favor the hitters by helping carry any fly balls deep into the outfield.

Content contributed be AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Elliott