The New York Mets are heading to Coors Field to take on the Colorado Rockies for a mid-April series, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that cold temperatures and snow are in the forecast.
Maybe it won’t be the type of snow like the nine inches that caused an all-hands-on deck approach, including Rockies and Mets executives including Colorado owner Dick Monfort and Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, to clear the field on April 16, 2013. However, there is snow and unseasonably cold temperatures on tap this weekend when a series between the Mets and Rockies is scheduled to begin on Friday night at Coors Field.
So what will the weather be like for the Colorado Rockies-New York Mets series in Denver?
Local forecasts are saying that 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible in Denver leading up to Friday’s game, and temperatures hovering in the 30s at gametime (6:40 Mountain time first pitch).
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It could be very similar to 2013 when the temperature at first pitch for what would be a Rockies-Mets doubleheader after the snow was cleared from Coors Field was 39 degrees.
This weekend, the snow is forecast to head out of the Denver area on Saturday, but cold weather will remain with the potential for a record low of 19 degrees in the forecast on Saturday night (after the Rockies and Mets are scheduled to play the second game of the series). Sunday is looking good after that cold however, with temperatures predicted for the low 50s with sunshine.
Here’s a breakdown from our friends at Coors Field Forecast for what could be on tap for Friday night and the series opener.
We plan to be at Coors Field on Friday night (roads and weather permitting) for the opener of the Mets-Rockies series and will bring you the latest information regarding any potential delays so make sure you’re following us on Twitter.
UPDATE: Friday night’s series opener has been postponed and will be played as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. We will update as more information becomes available.