A "limited power outage" and rainy weather eventually washed out the Cubs-Dodgers game Monday after a lengthy rain delay. The game will be made up Tuesday at 12:05 p.m.
Temperatures near the lakefront fell nearly 20 degrees in 30 minutes--and shortly after the rain began to fall, causing uncertainty over the start time at Wrigley Field.
"With this being the Dodgers lone trip to Chicago this season, every effort will be made to play this game tonight," the North Side team tweeted.
Two hours later the team followed up with some snark.
"Yes, it’s raining. No, we don’t have a start time yet," the team tweeted. "Any other questions?"
By 10 p.m. the team announced the game was postponed.
"Tonight’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field has been postponed due to a limited power outage in the ballpark that is affecting the operation of lights in right field and the forecast of continued rain in the area over the next several hours," the team said.
Tickets for Monday night's game will be honored for the Tuesday afternoon game, the Cubs said.
Around the Chicago area serious flooding made roads slick and dangerous--some deemed impassible by the National Weather Service.
Non-emergency travel around the Rockford area was discouraged for the next few hours, the NWS said.