The Washington Nationals had been scheduled to begin their 2022 campaign at 4:05 p.m. Thursday when they welcome the New York Mets for the first game of a four-game stand.
But Wednesday evening, that start time got bumped by a few hours due to Thursday’s rainy forecast. Now, first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. (More information will be posted on the Nationals website.)
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It will rain Thursday, but the rain is likely to end between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. So, whether or not the Washington Nationals will decide to play ball will likely be a game-time decision. Plan for a delay, but be ready for a postponement.
The District had 1.9 inches of rain over the last two days and another half-inch is likely Thursday, with the steadiest rain coming between and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Barring a postponement, bring warm clothing and an umbrella. If you’re not in the mood to brave the elements for a baseball game Thursday, the next day’s matchup will be broadcast for free on Apple TV Plus. (No subscription is required.)
THURSDAY: Cloudy and cool. Rain most of the day, some thunder possible. Highs in the mid to high 50s.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers ending early. Dry overnight. Seasonably cool. Lows in the high 30s to mid 40s.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, passing showers. Breezy at times. Highs in the high 50s to low 60s.
SATURDAY: Sun and clouds. Mainly dry. Quick midday shower possible. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.
SUNDAY: Mostly to partly sunny. Breezy, chilly. Highs in the 50s.
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WTOP’s Matt Small and Alejandro Alvarez contributed to this report.