Game-Day Forecast: How Friday Winds Could Impact Cubs - NBC Chicago
Chicago Baseball

Chicago Baseball

Game-Day Forecast: How Friday Winds Could Impact Cubs



    Cool Weekend Forecast

    Byron Miranda has your full weekend forecast. (Published Friday, Oct. 7, 2016)

    The forecast for the Chicago Cubs' first postseason game Friday has its ups and downs – literally.

    After a sunny and mild start to the day, things are expected to cool down at game time.

    Temperatures at the start of the Friday night match are expected to dip into the 50s.

    Fans will likely want to grab a sweater or an extra layer for the game, but rain jackets won’t be necessary.

    After the city saw rainy and wet weather Thursday, conditions are set to stay dry.

    The big question mark for the game will likely be the wind. With a windy and breezy afternoon set for the Chicago area, the winds could have an impact on batters.

    Though gusts are expected to dip to anywhere from 5 to 15 mph at game time, coming from the northwest, they could impact the potential for home runs and increase the likelihood for foul balls.

    The winds could also, however, send hits leaning foul along the third base line into fair territory.

    The Cubs are set to take on the Giants at 8:15 p.m. at Wrigley Field Friday.

    Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

    • Download the NBC Chicago App

      Download the App

      Available for iOS and Android