Rain could be in forecast for Game 2 of Orioles/Tigers series

  • Members of the grounds crew pull the tarp on the field during a rain delay in the first inning of the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 2.
Members of the grounds crew pull the tarp on the field during… (Rob Carr / Getty Images )
September 29, 2014|By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

If you were able to get tickets for Thursday's opening game of the American League Division Championship series between the Orioles and Detroit Tigers, you can look forward to mild, dry weather.

But if you couldn't get tickets to Game 2, look on the bright side -- Oriole Park at Camden Yards might get a little wet on Friday.

Partly cloudy skies and temperatures from the lower 70s to the mid-60s are forecast Thursday for the first October baseball to be played in Baltimore in two years.

But there is about a 50 percent chance of showers and storms throughout much of the day Friday and into the evening and overnight. At the ballpark, temperatures are forecast to peak in the mid-70s Friday afternoon, dropping to the mid-60s in the evening.

Major League Baseball has not revealed what time either game will occur. Whenever Friday's is scheduled, rain is possible.

The good news is it's still an iffy forecast. A system of moisture is forecast to move across the Midwest and Tennessee Valley on Thursday, likely dissipating as it reaches the Appalachians, according to the National Weather Service. But just behind that system, a front of Canadian air is expected to move through, possibly bringing the showers and storms just ahead of it.

"THE STRENGTH AND TIMING OF THIS FEATURE COMING IN ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE EAST COAST SYSTEM WILL DETERMINE IF MUCH OF PRECIP DISSIPATES AND PULLS UP NORTH OF US LATE FRI NIGHT," meteorologists wrote in a forecast discussion.

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