Clear skies now expected for Orioles Opening Day

The Baltimore Sun

Clear skies are now expected for Opening Day as the chance of rain has diminished.

The rain won’t begin until Monday night with a chance for showers and thunderstorms, said Andy Woodcock, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The first pitch is scheduled for Monday afternoon.

“As long as they keep it under 12 pitching changes, you should be OK,” Woodcock said.

The weather service says Monday will be partly sunny, with a high near 63 and a light southeast wind from 8 to 13 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

The Orioles will open the season — and the 25th year at Camden Yards — against the Toronto Blue Jays, with an opening pitch projected for 3:05 p.m. The Baltimore area is expected to remain dry through the afternoon, despite increasing cloud cover.

Rain and thunderstorms are possible overnight Monday into Tuesday, according to the weather service. Entering Tuesday, the chance of precipitation is near 80 percent.

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