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MLB Weather Report: Rain Expected in Detroit With Mostly Clear Skies Across MLB on Thursday Slate

By Ian McCafferty
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers / Duane Burleson
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Despite some early concerns of rain in Minnesota and Arlington along with a short delay at Target Field on Wednesday, every MLB game across the country got in a full nine innings. And this Thursday's weather report looks even better for baseball, as most of the games will again be played under clear skies.

The first game of the day is between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park at 12:10 p.m. EST, and it should be a beautiful 70 degrees and sunny.

However, it's the next two games of the day that might see a few rain drops. First, San Fransisco takes on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, and there's a bit of rain expected before the first pitch at 1:05 p.m EST.

Fortunately, it appears the rain shouldn't last too long as a slight drizzle, so there should be no real concern for a delay in our nation's capital. The bigger game in jeopardy of a weather delay is the 1:10 p.m. EST start between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

There is a 28 percent chance of rain before the game, which increases to a 52 percent around 5 p.m. EST. There will most likely be some rain at the ballpark, but it looks like the game will be able to slide in without too much trouble though.

The other early afternoon start is in Minneapolis, where the Minnesota Twins host the Toronto Blue Jays in what looks like will be a matchup in less than 50 degrees but mostly clear skies.

As long as the rainstorm misses Comerica Park this afternoon in Chicago, we should have another full day of baseball without any serious delays.


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