Baseball returns to the New York City Metro Area on Monday during Major League Baseball’s 2013 Opening Day. In a rare event, the Yankees and Mets will both be at home for opening day. The Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox in the first game of the season at Yankee Stadium, while the Mets battle the Padres at Citi Field. Both games will be afternoon affairs – starting at 1:00pm (or a bit after due to ceremonies). The weather, fortunately, looks to cooperate. Directly ahead of a cold front to the west, afternoon temperatures should warm up into the upper 50’s to lower 60’s. Some clouds will be around, but the early afternoon warmth will be fitting for the first day of New York baseball since last Autumn.
The cold front will quickly move in by afternoon, though, and it will bring a chance of scattered showers. The main event, though, will be the cold air which moves in behind the front itself. Southwest winds ahead of the front will abruptly shift to west-northwest and increase. Colder air will advect into the area beginning Monday evening, with a much cooler than normal airmass expected to be in place Tuesday through Thursday. We’ve included our quick forecast below.
Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. Warm and partly cloudy early, with clouds increasing and a chance of a shower after noon. Highs in the lower 60’s. Southwest winds turning west by evening around 10 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy and cooler. Low in the lower 30’s. West winds around 15 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and breezy. Colder with a high in the mid 40’s. West-northwest winds around 20 mph.