Weather Forecast for Cubs' Opening Home Series is Major Concern

The Chicago weather forecast for the early part of this week is a threat to the Cubs' opening home series of the 2024 season.

Mar 31, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Chicago Cubs designated hitter Ian Happ (8) waits to be
Mar 31, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Chicago Cubs designated hitter Ian Happ (8) waits to be / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs didn't have the easiest start to the 2024 season. Down in Texas, the Cubs lost two of three to the defending champion Rangers, first falling in extras and then getting blown out 11-2 before a 9-5 victory in the finale.

Craig Counsell's club is surely looking forward to heading back to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, but it turns out Mother Nature may have other plans.

Inclement weather is a major threat to the Cubbies' home opener plans. The National Weather Service notes "waves of showers and storms" will persist through the early part of the week before possible "slushy snow accumulation" heading into Wednesday. lists Monday's forecast with "heavy rain likely during the afternoon," along with "thunder possible" and winds from 10-20 MPH. Tuesday, meanwhile, has a 90% chance of rain and the same expected winds before giving way to snow on Wednesday.

Of course, the weather concerns could turn out to be nothing depending on everything shakes out. But there's no denying a chance at least one game in Chicago is impacted.

Hopefully the Cubs are able to play out at least the majority of their opening home series versus the Colorado Rockies. Colorado struggled mightily to begin the year, losing three of four against the Arizona Diamondbacks, presenting a ripe opponent for Counsell's club to get back above .500.

Monday's contest between the Cubs and Rockies is currently slated for first pitch at 1:20 p.m. CT. We'll see if the home opener is able to start as planned and avoid any weather-related delays.

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