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Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/08/2012

MLB playoff weather: Orioles vs. Yankees game could get rained out


Simulated radar at 8 p.m. tonight from the NAM high resolution model. (StormVistWxModels.com)

9:00 p.m. update: Game started late at 8:45 p.m. after some showers. Some breaks in the rain may allow a number of innings to be played, maybe even the whole thing. The big wildcard is rain to the southwest that could move in during later innings.

7:58 p.m. update: Start of game to be delayed. Light rain will fall for a while now but may wane at times in intensity. Tough call for officials tonight.

Link: latest radar image

7:15 p.m. update: So far, rain shower activity has largely remained west of Baltimore, but it is now creeping east. Patchy light rain may move in just in time for the game’s start. It’s possible it’s spotty and light enough to play through for at least a while.

From 1:23 p.m.: An upper level disturbance running up the spine of the Appalachians is likely to produce rain showers late this afternoon well into the evening around Baltimore.

Unfortunately, the window during which the Yankees vs. Orioles playoff game is scheduled (starting at 8:07 p.m.) is particularly likely to feature rain showers. Odds are 70 to 80 percent. The rain is not expected to be heavy - with total amounts under 0.25” - but it may fall steadily enough for long delays and/or postponement. There’s a chance more of the rain focuses west of town with activity spotty enough in Baltimore proper to get the game in.

Game time temperatures at Camden Yards will be very chilly, likely only in the upper 40s with a light breeze from the north. If you’re headed out, prepare for cold and wet conditions.

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