The Orioles postponed the start of Saturday's game before a line of severe thunderstorms passed through Baltimore, but a storm warning remained in place around Maryland for the evening.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the entire central Maryland region until 9 p.m.
Much of Maryland — as well as southeastern Pennsylvania, northwestern New Jersey, northern Delaware and a section of Virginia — is under the watch, the weather service said Saturday afternoon. Central Maryland, including the Chesapeake Bay, is included.
The storms could bring heavy wind gusts up to 70 mph, as well as frequent lightning and some isolated hail.
A line of storms was moving from Western Maryland toward the Baltimore region of central Maryland in the late afternoon, and was approaching just before the scheduled 4:05 p.m. first pitch between the Orioles and Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The tarp was on the field before 4 p.m., and rain began falling at the ballpark by 4:15 p.m. The game resumed around 5:15 p.m., as the sun reappeared at the ballpark.
Temperatures reached 90 degrees at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Saturday. Overnight lows were forecast in the lower 70s, while Sunday was expected to be sunny with his around 90.