6:20 p.m. update: Radar shows a nice a break meaning the game should get off. Shower chances increase between 8-9 p.m. Chances of getting this in now up to 60%. Looks much better than it did a couple hours ago.
5:52 p.m. update: The latest on the Nationals’ plan for Stephen Strasburg’s return start and the weather
3:45 p.m. update: Radar shows big slugs of moderate to heavy rain to the south and southwest. While Nats Park might be on the eastern edge of the heavy rain, there’s maybe just a 30% chance this game gets played. Intermittent showers are almost guaranteed if not steadier downpours.
Nationals vs. DodgersToday, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
|First Pitch||9th Inning||Weather||Chance of Rain|
|70||68||Cool, cloudy, showers||90%|
Frequent showers and storms around the metro area make a challenging effort for the game tonight. The game might get in with the heaviest precipitation west of the city, but it is more likely to see some rain delays or even ostponement.
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Matt Rogers is a meteorologist and a Petworth resident. He is president and co-founder of Commodity Weather Group in Bethesda, Md., which focuses on weather risks for the energy and agriculture sectors. Like most meteorologists, his passion for weather started extremely early in life and has never let go.