Opening Day forecast: Mild temperatures, 20 percent chance of rain in store for Oriole Park at Camden Yards

It should feel more like spring come Thursday, Opening Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with mild temperatures in the forecast — but also a chance for rain showers.

The National Weather Service is forecasting the first above-normal temperatures in nearly a month will arrive Thursday. Highs are expected to reach up to 68 degrees.

That is expected to be the result of a warm front hanging over the area.

Meteorologists had expected rain showers to move through the region Thursday afternoon and evening, as a cold front advances from the west, but by Thursday morning, it appeared those precipitation chances would hold off until late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

The weather service predicts about 10 percent chances of rain around the time of first pitch, scheduled for 3:05 p.m.

Rain chances could increase to about 25 percent by 6 p.m., but showers do not appear likely until midnight or later, according to the weather service.

Rain is expected to continue Friday, with showers before 10 a.m. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-60s.

Saturday and Easter Sunday will be sunny but cooler, with highs in the upper 50s.

Baltimore Sun reporter Jessica Anderson contributed to this article.

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