Game 5 of the ALDS will take place tonight as the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians prepare for a showdown to determine who will meet the Houston Astros in the ALCS.
Unfortunately, as was the case with Game 2 of the series, Game 5 may be impacted by some unpredictable weather.
A local New York City Weather accont tweeted about some potential showers that might be headed through New York tonight during the game.
The game starts at 7:07 p.m. Eastern Time, and the rain is expected to come between 7 and 9 p.m.
How this will affect the game remains to be seen, but it’s possible that there could be a delay at some point tonight.
Yankees ALDS Game 5 Weather Thread: We are once again dealing with a cold front passing through NYC right around game time. At the moment, almost all weather models indicate that a line of showers and storms will move through the city between 7-9pm.
— New York Metro Weather (@nymetrowx) October 17, 2022
Rain Expected For Game 5
With this being the deciding game of the ALDS, the last thing that anybody wants to see happen is another rain delay.
Game 2 of the series was ultimately postponed as a result of rain in the New York City area.
It was made up on Friday afternoon.
Granted, there was rain during Game 4 last night in Cleveland and there was never a stoppage in play.
It’s possible that that weather could be what is heading east and that there won’t be any delays during the game.
The New York Metro Weather Station posted another tweet in the thread, saying that they did not expect Game 5 to be rained out, but that a delay was possible.
Hopefully, the rain will not affect Game 5 in any way and that the two teams can play without any stoppages.