UPDATE (5:16 PM) - The Yankees have created a section of their website dedicated to keeping track of the weather. Check it out!. The rain continues to quickly move Northeast, leaving damp, drizzly, COLD conditions behind. Have fun in the rain tonight, folks!
UPDATE (3:24 PM) - The rain has become more spotty in nature, but it is still very unpleasant out there (and wet) and will be for the remainder of the evening. I still think it is going to clear out a bit earlier than the published forecasts indicate, but I have a bad feeling the powers that be will make the decision based on those published forecasts and will cancel the game. We'll have to wait and see, but it doesn't look like it will be a pleasant experience tonight.
Radar as of 3:30 PM on Friday afternoon
Radar as of 10:30 AM on Friday morning
Bad news for folks holding tickets to the Yankees vs. Mets game on 5/16/08 at 7:05 PM. Today is going to be the definition of a rainy day.
The National Weather Service says:
Rain shield will advance to the NE during the morning and should be categorical everywhere by noon. Rain will taper off from west to east after midnight probably come to an end across eastern sections late tonight. Plenty of cloud cover will also remain through the night.The only hope for New York baseball fans is that the precipitation moves through faster than expected and the game can begin after some sort of delay. Otherwise, we are most likely looking at a double-header on Saturday or Sunday (weather permitting on THOSE days).
This has been an awful season thus far weather-wise for Yankee fans (and Mets fans). Lets hope it improves this summer!
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