CHICAGO (WOOD) — Despite the telltale Curse of the Billy Goat, Chicago Cubs’ batters will be in luck weather-wise during Game 3 Friday at Wrigley Field.
Storm Team 8 expects Friday to be dry, relatively warm and windy in Chicago, with temperatures in the mid-60s and a sustained wind of 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph.
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According to Bill’s Blog, that wind will benefit hitters as it blows from home plate to left center field, encouraging homeruns and possibly causing problems for pop-ups.
However, Chief Meteorologist Bill Steffen expects a cool front to arrive around game time Saturday, causing an unfavorable shift in the winds.
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs are tied 1-1 in the World Series. This is the first World Series matchup at Wrigley Field since the Cubs’ World Series loss in 1945. Game 3 is slated to start at 8:08 p.m. Friday.