With Game 3 of the 2022 World Series set to take place Monday, there will be a lot of nervous eyes on the sky in Philadelphia.
Rain showers are in the weather forecast throughout the evening on Monday, and they could disrupt things for the Phillies and Astros. The series is currently tied 1-1, and the stakes could not be higher heading into a pivotal game.
The current forecast for Citizens Bank Park is for scattered showers to give way to more steady rain later in the evening. Here’s what The Weather Channel is predicting:
The weather in Philadelphia tonight. pic.twitter.com/sLZexTYZwy
— Jeremy Branham (@JeremyBranham) October 31, 2022
The rain is part of a bigger low-pressure system currently making its way up the east coast. Unfortunately for both trick-or-treaters and baseball fans, the odds of it dodging the Philadelphia area look slim.
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Weather has already impacted a number of games this postseason, with Game 5 of the NLCS between the Phillies and Padres also threatened by delays. That game went ahead as scheduled despite the rainy conditions, and the Phillies won a thriller to clinch their spot in the World Series. Additionally, Games 2 and 5 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Guardians were postponed due to rain.
The City of Brotherly Love has been at the center of weather-related controversy before. During Game 5 of the 2008 World Series between the Phillies and Rays, the game was suspended due to rain in the middle of the sixth inning — right after the Rays had tied the score at 2-2. Play finally resumed two days later, with the Phillies ultimately clinching the Commissioner’s Trophy with a 4-3 win.
The Sporting News will be tracking the weather in Philadelphia throughout the day on Monday. Here are all of the latest updates ahead of Game 3 of the 2022 World Series:
Phillies vs. Astros weather updates
(All times Eastern)
12:19 p.m. — The latest forecast suggests scattered rain showers that will grow more steady as the night goes on. That means a late start likely won’t help matters. However, as of right now, there’s been no word on whether the scheduled start time of 8:03 p.m. ET (7:03 p.m. CT) will be moved.