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Nationals vs. Mets weather forecast: Rain pulls away just in time

After any lingering showers move off, it’s a chilly opening night

A grounds crew member ropes off the on-field logo before workouts at Nationals Park on Wednesday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Nationals vs. Mets 7:05 p.m., Thursday, April 7, Nationals Park

The change in the opening pitch from 4:05 to 7:05 p.m. is a smart move because most showers should exit by then. We can’t rule out some residual dampness in the early innings, but it should dry out in time.

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First pitch: Chance of lingering shower. 52-55.

9th inning: Mostly cloudy. Near 50.

Chance of rain: 40 percent

Chance of delay: 20 percent

Chance of postponement: 10 percent