The Chicago Cubs start the 2023 season on Thursday, but what will the forecast look like for those attending the opening day at Wrigley Field?
According to the NBC 5 Storm Team, the weather is mostly cooperating, with dry conditions expected when Marcus Stroman steps on the slab at 1:20 p.m.
Rain is likely later in the day, but the game will likely be over by the time the rain reaches the streets of Chicago.
As for temperatures, predictive models show temperatures in the low to mid 50s at game time, close to the annual seasonal average.
The final ingredient in the recipe for a match at Wrigley Field is always the wind. According to current forecast models, Strowman and his company could have a tough day on the North Side. The season officially begins thanks to a low pressure system with winds blowing from the south.
The forecast for the rest of the weekend’s series calls for temperatures to only climb into the low 40s, so anyone attending Saturday’s tilt in Wrigley should be prepared. Prior to the game, mixed precipitation can fall in the area, making trips to friendly borders a little more adventurous.
With mostly dry conditions expected for the finals between the Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers, the forecast looks better for Sunday, with highs in the 50s.