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Nationals Opening Day Forecast: 100% Chance of Rain in DC Area

The Nationals further delayed its Opening Day game against the Mets due to rain

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Rain showers drenched the D.C. region and further delayed the Nationals' Opening Day game on Thursday.

Rain was beginning to move out of the region by about 6:45 p.m., but lingering showers led the Nationals to delay the game against the New York Mets to start at 8:20 p.m.

If you're going to the game or have plans this evening, keep an umbrella handy and wear some extra layers as temperatures are in the low 50s, Storm Team4 said.

D.C. had 1.9 inches of rain over the last two days and another half-inch was likely Thursday.

The Nationals continue their series at home on Friday, Saturday and Sunday — and the weather will be better for those games.

On Friday, there’s a 40% chance of passing showers. With some sunshine and a southwest wind, temperatures should be able to reach 60°.

The good news is that the weekend will be dry — but it will also be cool.

Saturday will be mostly dry but some passing midday showers are possible. Expect highs nearing 60°.

Sunday will be mostly to partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s.

Storm Team4 is tracking a warming trend for next week. Highs could reach 66° on Monday and the mid-70s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

10-Day Forecast for D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia

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