Yankees-Pirates weather forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms at PNC Park

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Rain rain go away.

The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates will be forced to face Mother Nature on Tuesday when they open a two-game series at PNC Park. And wet weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Today

Chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 a.m., then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then possibility of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. High near 89. Wind southwest 7 to 11 mph, with gusts up to 22 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation is between a tenth and a quarter inch, barring higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

This evening

Chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Wind west 3 to 8 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts less than a tenth of an inch except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Wind calm becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation is between a tenth and a quarter inch, barring higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday evening

Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 70. Wind north around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. The chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts less than a tenth of an inch except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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The National Weather Service also published a Hazardous Weather Outlook:

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms today. The main impacts will be destructive winds and large hail. Heavy downpours could also cause localized flooding.

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Here’s a preview of Tuesday’s game from The Associated Press:

LOWER RESULT

New York Yankees (58-22, first in AL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (32-47, third in NL Central).

Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT.

Pittsburgh is 19-22 at home and 32-47 overall. The Pirates are 21-6 in games when they have scored five or more points.

New York is 58-22 overall and 24-13 on the road. The Yankees are 36-2 in games when they have scored five or more points.

Tuesday’s game is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

LAUNCH PROBABLES

Yankees: Jameson Taillon (9-1, 3.32 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 69 strikeouts).

Pirates: Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.20 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 67 strikeouts).

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE

Yankees -226, Pirates +188; over/under is 8 1/2 points.

GREAT PERFORMANCE

Ke’Bryan Hayes has 15 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 25 RBIs while hitting .256 for the Pirates. Bligh Madris is 9 for 33 with three doubles in the last 10 games.

Aaron Judge has a .282 batting average to lead the Yankees, and has 12 doubles and 29 homers. DJ LeMahieu is 9-for-30 with two home runs and three RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 MATCHES

Pirates: 3-7, .226 batting average, 5.90 ERA, outscored by 21 runs.

Yankees: 6-4, .180 batting average, 2.63 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs.

INJURIES

Pirates: Yerry De Los Santos: IL 10 days (covid-19), Max Kranick: IL 60 days (elbow), Jake Marisnick: IL 60 days (thumb), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: IL 10 days (back), Dillon Peters: IL 15 days (back), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60 days IL (wrist), Ben Gamel: 10 days IL (hamstrings), Kevin Newman: 60 days IL (groin), Roberto Perez: 60 -Day IL (hamstrings), hamstrings), Greg Allen: 60 day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60 day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60 day IL (elbow).

Yankees: Ron Marinaccio: IL 15 days (shoulder), Jonathan Loaisiga: IL 15 days (shoulder), Chad Green: IL 60 days (elbow), Ben Rortvedt: IL 60 days (oblique), Stephen Ridings: 60 -Day IL ( shoulder), Domingo German: 60 days IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60 days IL (elbow).

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