The Chicago White Sox on Thursday postponed their evening game against the Oakland Athletics as stormy weather descended on the Chicago area.
The game will instead be played Friday as part of a doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m., the team announced.
Fans with tickets to Friday night's game can attend both games. Tickets for Thursday night's game will become "gift certificates" and must be exchanged at the Guaranteed Rate Field box office. In order for them to be used for Friday's game, they must be exchanged at the box office prior to entry, the team said.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected to dampen nearly all of the first day of summer in the Chicago area.
With rain already pouring down on much of the area Thursday morning, it was clear summer's beginning would likely be a wash.
Nearly all of the Chicago area was expected to see scattered storms capable of producing moderate to heavy rain, though the heaviest rain was expected to fall along and north of Interstate 80.
Flash Flood Watches were in effect for roughly all of north central Illinois through Friday morning and numerous streets were closed for high waters.
Several rounds of rain were possible with the storms through the afternoon and again overnight.
The storms could produce rainfall totals of up to 3 inches, forecaster warned.
And it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. [[486128701, C]] Both Friday and Saturday will see the chance for showers and thunderstorms one again but dry conditions move in Sunday.
And the rain isn't the only story rinsing away summer's celebration.
Temperatures Thursday were expected to stay in the low- to mid-70s for most, possibly even the 60s along the lakefront.
And that's where they'll likely stay through Saturday, when they'll warm untio the upper-70s.
Finally, 80s are set to return on Sunday, just in time for Chicago's Pride Parade festivities.