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Chilly temperatures, slight rain chances forecast for Opening Day

The start of baseball season in Baltimore is forecast to coincide with a period of unseasonably cold weather, and a slight risk of some rain showers.

Temperatures are forecast to fall nearly 15 degrees below normal Monday, with highs forecast around 50 degrees for the first pitch at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, scheduled for 3:05 p.m.

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The stretch of chilly weather is expected to start Sunday, when highs are forecast in the lower 50s and lows predicted around freezing early Monday morning.

While it appears blankets and layers will be a necessity for Oriole fans, it's not yet clear they will need ponchos and umbrellas, too.

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The National Weather Service is forecasting mostly sunny skies, with precipitation chances expected to clear out by the end of this week. But other forecasters suggest slight chances for some rain -- the Weather Channel predicts 10 percent chances, while the Weather Underground predicts a 30 percent likelihood.


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