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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 05/ 4/2009

NatCast: Rain to End?

By Jason Samenow

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Nationals vs. Astros
Monday, May 4, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
First Pitch9th InningWeatherChance of Rain
58F57FRain diminishing50%
After yesterday's rain-out, today's rain may end in time for tonight's game to be playable. Lingering rain should diminish in coverage and intensity throughout the evening. Temperatures will be cool.
 

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By Jason Samenow  | May 4, 2009; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

"Temperatures will be cool."

Read: Arctic temperatures in the upper decks of the ballpark.

Posted by: NatsNut | May 4, 2009 6:28 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone stay through until the final decision to call the game yesterday? My understanding is they waited it out until just before 3:30, and then called it, which seems strange because by around 3 to 3:15 pm there were strong indications from radar that there was going to be at least a few-hour break in the rain starting around 3:30 p.m., which there pretty much was. Would be interested in thoughts from anyone who was at the stadium?

Posted by: Dan-CapitalWeatherGang | May 4, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

It might have been that even if the rain stopped the field was not in playable condition, which could be a problem with tonight's game even if the rain does stop. The outfield was kind of slushy.

Posted by: brothbart | May 4, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Does the Nats Cast get updated during the day, or is it only a one-time 5AM post? I'd like a little update before I choose to make the hour long Metro ride. (But I am known to be selfish...)

Posted by: Section138 | May 4, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

@Section138

NatCast is updated during the day if necessary. Don't think it requires updating today... rain will be diminishing, the game should be played, but there's still a 50/50 chance of showers, esp early in the game.

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | May 4, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

see you at the game - in a rain poncho!

Posted by: AstrosFanInExile | May 4, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

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