Rain should be gone for start of Rangers-Blue Jays, Game 2

At TCU, students donned umbrellas to make their way to early classes Friday.
At TCU, students donned umbrellas to make their way to early classes Friday.

Despite steady rainfall Friday morning, it’s “game on” for the Rangers and Blue Jays.

The weather should not have any impact on Game 2 of the American League Division Series at Globe Life Park. First pitch is scheduled for 12:08 p.m.

“The rain should be ending around midday so the game should be OK,” said Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. “There may be a few light showers around noon, but the afternoon should be dry for the most part.”

Temperatures will be much cooler than Thursday’s sauna-like conditions that only added to the miserable experience endured by Rangers’ fans in the 10-1 loss to Toronto.

The cool front that brought the showers Friday will result in high temperatures in the 60s, about 25 to 30 degrees less than Thursday.

Hopefully the cooler temps, complete with cloudy skies, will motivate the Rangers to play better — they couldn’t play much worse than Game 1, right?

The front moved in early Friday, dumping rain across the Metroplex.

By 9:30 a.m., 1.24 inches fell at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and 1.31 inches were measured at Arlington Municipal Airport. Globe Life Park sits in between the two airports.

The fall-like weather will continue through the weekend, which is good news for those attending Saturday’s Texas-OU game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Saturday morning’s low will be in the mid-50s with highs in the 70s and those temperatures will be repeated on Sunday and Monday before warming up again on Tuesday.

Lee Williams: 817-390-7840, @leewatson

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