The weather forecast for Brewers 2024 Opening Day against the Mets doesn't look good

Could Brewers Opening Day have to be postponed?

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (51) runs to the dugout after the end of the
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Freddy Peralta (51) runs to the dugout after the end of the / Sam Greene via Imagn Content Services,

The Milwaukee Brewers are scheduled to open the 2024 regular season on Thursday against the New York Mets in New York. However, the Mets do not have a roof over Citi Field and Mother Nature may not let the season start on time.

The forecast for Thursday in New York City does not look good for baseball. It's supposed to rain Wednesday night in New York and there's a 80% chance of rain all day Thursday with chances for "heavy rainfall".

With so much rain expected to come down prior to the game and continuing to rain all day, it'll be difficult to get the game in and even if they do, conditions will hardly be ideal. Pushing the game to later at night still has a strong chance for rain, up to 60% while the temperature drops into the upper 30s.

While weather forecasts have been known to be wrong from time to time, it's looking more and more like rain over a roof-less ballpark on Thursday.

What does the rain in New York mean for Brewers Opening Day?

There's an off day built in on Friday, just in case poor weather forces a postponement. So if the game is indeed postponed due to weather, Opening Day will instead be played on Friday.

The weather for Friday is drier, just cloudy but with gusty winds around 20-30 MPH, which is either going to mean a great day for hitters or a bad day for hitters depending on the direction in the ballpark. Either way, it's going to make fly balls tough on the defense.

It really does make you wonder why the schedule makers over at MLB would prefer to have this opening series in the cold, roof-less Citi Field in March rather than putting the series in the warmer, roofed American Family Field. While outside may still not be great, the game will be played because Milwaukee was smart enough to put a roof on their stadium. Yet consistently, the first series of the year for the Brewers is on the road in cold, miserable conditions like Chicago or New York that don't have protection against March weather.

While those teams need their home Opening Days too, it's quite frustrating to see the Brewers always the ones sent to these cold, miserable conditions instead of starting the year at home where they can be all buttoned up in ideal conditions. Opening Day is one of the most special days on the baseball calendar and having the first game of the year postponed due to poor weather is not good for anyone involved.

We'll see if the forecast changes, but it looks like rain in New York on Wednesday and Thursday, so the Brewers may not open their season until Friday.