Chicago Cubs-Washington Nationals Weather Outlook: Rain Likely

UPDATE, 5:17 p.m.: Game 4 has been postponed until Wednesday. First pitch 3:08. 

 

 

CHICAGO (CBS) — Will the weather cooperate for Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Nationals on Tuesday?

CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros says showers are likely around 5 p.m., which is shortly after the scheduled 4:38 p.m. start at Wrigley Field. Radar has of 3 p.m. shows showers moving into the Chicago area.

After that rain moves through, a band of heavier storms could hold off until late in the evening and overnight.

“Showers will become a bit more plentiful in the afternoon,” Glaros said.

 

The early evening rain will be fairly light, and it might not even cause a delay. If it does, Glaros expects that the heavier storms won’t arrive until after 11 p.m. or midnight.

 

Major League Baseball was considering scheduling the game during primetime but moved up the start due to the forecast.

The Cubs lead the series 2-1 after rallying for a victory in Game 3 on Monday and can advance to the NL Championship Series with a win. Chicago right-hander Jake Arrieta opposes Washington right-hander Tanner Roark.

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