Fans headed to Kauffman Stadium for the World Series on Tuesday and Wednesday won’t have much to complain about when it comes to the weather.
Near perfect fall nights are expected for both baseball games between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants.
“It looks actually pretty good,” said Jenni Laflin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.
“We are definitely going to be dry on Tuesday. We do have potentially some showers moving in Wednesday night, but it looks like in the Kansas City area that should hold off until after midnight.”
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Temperatures are likely to be in the mid-60s for the 7:07 p.m. start of Game 1 on Tuesday. By around 10 or 11 p.m., temperatures are expected to drop to the mid 50s.
A light jacket might be needed by the time the game ends.
“Looking at wind, it should be really favorable as well, just a real light east, southeast wind,” Laflin said.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, the weather is looking extremely nice, with highs reaching the low 70s, along with a light wind and sunny skies.
“It looks like a great day to be outside,” Laflin said.
Fans can expect Wednesday to be pretty similar, although maybe a touch warmer.
“With that system starting to move in for early Thursday morning, we might see a little stronger winds which will help keep our temperature up a little bit more, especially in the evening,” Laflin said.
For Game 2, temperatures should be in the upper 60s to lower 70s for the first pitch and falling to the upper 50s by the time the game ends.
“People could plan ahead by bringing a rain jacket or something like that for the walk back to the car,” after Wednesday’s game, Laflin said. “At this point, it looks like the rain is not going to impact the game.”
For fans who start arriving Monday, they will find mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 70s and a light wind. Lows overnight will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.
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