Will Mother Nature be kind to the Yankees and their fans on Monday, or bring a batch of nasty wintry weather?
Spring 2018 got off to a wild start, with a major snowstorm hitting the New York City region on the first full day of what’s supposed to be a warm season. And now we have a mostly dry and seasonable Easter weekend.
So, will the dry weather hold up for the Yankees’ home opener Monday afternoon? Or will Mother Nature throw the team and its fans a nasty curveball?
All signs are pointing to the curve, with forecasters calling for a rare April snowstorm to move through the New York City area Monday morning. The fast-moving storm could drop 2 to 4 inches of slushy snow across the region prior to the game, but some snow — or rain — could linger for the opening pitch, set for 1:05 p.m., as the Yanks take on the Tampa Bay Rays.
Here’s how the forecast is shaping up. (Note: This will be updated Sunday afternoon if the forecast changes significantly.)
National Weather Service forecast
Sky: Cloudy in the morning, partly to mostly cloudy in the afternoon.
Temperature: High around 40 degrees at 1 p.m. and rising to 44 or 45 in the late afternoon.
Wind: Light breeze of 5 to 7 mph throughout the afternoon.
Precipitation: 70 to 80 percent chance of snow in the morning, 35 percent chance of snow or rain at 1 p.m., then slight chance of rain from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Note: A winter weather advisory is in effect for all of New York City through 2 p.m. Monday.
Sky: Cloudy in the morning, clouds giving way to partial sunshine in the afternoon
Temperature: High around 40 degrees at 1 p.m and rising to about 46 in the late afternoon.
Wind: Light breeze of 4 to 6 mph in the afternoon.
Precipitation: 70 percent chance of snow in the morning, 20 percent chance of rain or snow before 2 p.m., no precipitation expected after 2 p.m.
What to wear to Yankee Stadium
Our advice to Yankees fans: Dress in layers, because it will be quite cold in the hours before the game and chilly during the game. Temperatures will be in the low to mid-30s in the morning, with the wind chill making it feel as cold as the mid- to upper 20s. Yes, it will feel more like football weather than …read more
Source:: New Jersey Real-Time News