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Play ball? Friday looks like a cold, windy, wet mess for Indians home opener

Posted at 4:05 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 11:34:32-04

The home opener is on every Cleveland fan's radar. Also on local radars: a chance of snow.

Call it déjà vu. Call it a Cleveland tradition. The latest forecast models show a wintry mix moving in Friday during the morning commute. Winter also came back with a vengeance for the team's home opener in 2016 when the Indians' first home game of the season, against the Boston Red Sox, was postponed.

The latest forecast models show snow is coming Friday, but it's unclear when it will hit our area.

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Rain and snow are expected on Friday, but the timing is still uncertain. It's going to be cold with highs between 35-40 degrees.

Rains already have saturated the grounds, which could cause some issues for crews prepping Progressive Field. In the days leading up to the home opener, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to sweep through the area.

Power of 5 meteorologist JD Rudd say he wouldn't be surprised if the game is postponed.