Milder, But Damp Evening for ALCS Baseball in Detroit

By , Senior Meteorologist
October 17, 2012; 7:47 AM ET
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The American League Championship Series continues in Detroit this evening with a noticeable change in the weather from Tuesday's Game 3.

Game 4 of the ALCS, starting at 8:07 p.m. EDT, features the New York Yankees hoping to avoid a sweep by the Detroit Tigers.

The game's first pitch temperature will be around 64 degrees, which is unusually mild for nighttime postseason baseball play at Detroit's Comerica Park.

Evening temperatures in the 50s with a daytime high of 61 degrees are more common in Detroit this time of year.

This evening's mild weather also comes 24 hours after temperatures during Game 3 were held in the lower 50s.

While the temperature will feel comfortable to fans and players, the weather this evening will not be entirely perfect for baseball. A shower or two will be around, especially during the latter innings, and winds will be from the south to southeast at 10-16 mph.

The ALCS, however, should fare better than the NLCS in terms of weather.

The showers headed to Detroit this evening will generally be brief, while steadier rain and thunderstorms put Game 3 of the NLCS in St. Louis at greater risk of experiencing a rain or lightning delay later today.

The steadier rain should reach Detroit late tonight into Thursday morning.

New York Yankees' Eduardo Nunez hits a home run in the ninth inning during Game 3 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Detroit. The Tigers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


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