Rain and thunderstorms will impact multiple baseball games throughout the first week of the MLB regular season from coast to coast.
A new pattern is set to take shape by midweek with rain and thunderstorms shifting over the Plains and eventually the Northeast.
Strong thunderstorms will erupt across the southern Plains on Wednesday afternoon and continue throughout the evening, possibly impacting the Texas Rangers as they host the Philadelphia Phillies in Dallas.
The same system responsible for these severe storms will also spread rain from the central Plains to the mid-Atlantic on Thursday and Friday, dampening numerous games.
Fans and players alike should be aware of the dangers that thunderstorms bring, not only for this game, but throughout the entire season.
Lightning is one of nature's most deadly weather phenomenon, so those outdoors should seek shelter when a storm approaches.
If you are outdoors and see lightning or hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning. It is advised that you seek shelter until the storm passes.
Rain is in the forecast on Friday for the cities of Washington, D.C., Chicago, Cleveland and Toronto; all of which are home to baseball teams set to host their first game of the season.
Fortunately, those planning to attend the Toronto Blue Jays open against the New York Yankees shouldn't have to worry about the rain as the stadium is fitted with a retractable roof, protecting the teams and fans from the elements.
A drier forecast is in store for fans attending the first home game of the year for the Boston Red Sox, the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tuesday's Oakland Athletics game turned into a washout as rain forced the game to be postponed to a later date.
This was the first time since May 5, 1998, that a game was postponed due to rain in Oakland.
The chilliest air of the season so far will settle over much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will bring frost to more areas than experienced frost early this week.
Tropical moisture from the approaching Odile will deliver another round of heavy rain and flooding downpours to the interior Southwest by the middle of this week.
The remnants of Odile have the potential to bring heavy rain and flooding to parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week after hitting the Southwest.
On Tuesday, Edouard became the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy. While the hurricane remains at sea, rough surf will reach some Atlantic coast beaches.
A raging wildfire, which erupted Monday afternoon, has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures and has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents in Northern California, near Weed.
On Sunday night, a fiery ball of light ignited across the darkened skies of the northeastern United States, illuminating the heavens in a momentary flash of eerie daylight.
Mid Atlantic (1933)
Carolina-Virginia Hurricane: 28.25 inches of rain, 76-mph winds at Cape Hatteras -- great wind damage in VA and MD. Twenty-one lives were lost; $1 million damage.
Concord, NH (1964)
27 degrees, concluded shortest growing season (100 days).
Gulf of Mexico (1988)
Hurricane Gilbert has travelled 2,050 miles since becoming a hurricane on Sept. 11. The storm was centered 130 miles south of Brownsville, TX, just 40 miles off the Mexican coast. Central pressure was 948 MB (27.99 inches), sustained winds of 120 mph and was tracking to the west at 12 mph. The storm came ashore at Tamaulipas, Mexico, during the evening.