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MLB Weather Forecast: Storms Impacting Several Games in the Midwest


Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Kauffman Stadium.

  • A large weather system will bring rain to several games in the Midwest, including Astros-Twins, Orioles-White Sox and Rays-Royals.
  • Boston is posting a Weather Rating of 0, which would be the ninth time Fenway Park has produced a rating of 0.

Tomorrow is May 1, but April weather will continue to haunt the majority of the country for the foreseeable future. Tonight, we have cold temperatures, gusty winds, mist, drizzle, rain, thunder, lightning … you name it.

We even have our first Weather Rating of 0 of the season! Sounds like a blast!

Highest Weather Ratings

  • Pirates at Rangers: 76
  • Yankees at Diamondbacks: 68
  • Rays at Royals: 59

Weather Ratings are a proprietary number created by FantasyLabs, which are on a 0-100 scale, with 100 being the best hitting atmosphere and 0 being the best pitching atmosphere. Weather Rating takes into account temperature, wind speed, wind direction, stadium elevation, humidity and atmospheric pressure. 

Texas is sporting very Texas-like conditions and a Weather Rating that’s right around where I would expect it to be for a night game. There’s also a risk of some bad thunderstorms, which could make you think twice about rostering Jordan Lyles or Adrian Sampson in DFS.

You may want to think twice about a lot of things if that was something you were considering, though. The over/under has gone from 10 to 11 behind heaps of cash on the over.

We have ourselves an open roof in Arizona, where the Bronx Bombers are in town for some Interleague action. As you should know by now, open roofs in Arizona have led to overs hitting at a 56% rate. This total, which had fallen to 8, is back to its opener of 8.5.

Kansas City, like Texas, has a strong Weather Rating, but a risk of thunderstorms. And in Kansas City, it’s more of a guarantee than a risk. More on that at the bottom.

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