Yankees vs. Nationals Weather Forecast: Rain, Storms Expected in Washington D.C. on Opening Night
Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images. Pictured: Rain pouring at Nationals Park
- Tonight's Yankees vs. Nationals MLB Opening Night matchup could potentially be impacted by weather.
- According to the National Weather Service, rain is expected tonight at Nationals Park, with the chance of thunderstorms and heavy wind gusts.
- Check out the full updated forecast as well as betting odds below.
We’ve already waited almost four months for the 2020 MLB season to get underway, so what’s another few hours?
The New York Yankees are set to take on the Washington Nationals on Thursday at 7:08 p.m. ET (ESPN), but Mother Nature may have other plans.
While tonight’s Washington D.C. forecast doesn’t indicate an automatic washout, there are still plenty of weather concerns that could prevent the game from being played.
Let’s take a look at the detailed Yankees vs. Nationals weather forecast.
Yankees vs. Nationals Weather Forecast
According to the National Weather Service, there is a 70% chance of rain in Washington tonight.
Not only is precipitation expected, but thunderstorms are also likely with the potential for heavy rain and strong winds.
Of course, thunderstorms also bring along the chance of lightning, which would certainly put tonight’s Yankees vs. Nationals matchup in jeopardy if rain alone does not.
At the time of writing, Gerrit Cole and the Yankees are -170 favorites over Max Scherzer and the Nationals (+145) at PointsBet, with the over/under listed at 7.5.