Bill’s Blog: Hit-friendly weather at Wrigley Field Friday

Harry Caray Chicago Cubs
in this Oct. 6, 2016 file photo, the statue of Hall of Fame Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, wears a Cubs jersey outside Wrigley Field before a baseball workout in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh File)


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.

>>Storm Team 8: Weekend forecast

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.