Is Hurricane Hilary Going To Cause Rainout At Dodger Stadium? Tropical Storm Watch Issued

UPDATE (August 18, 2:45 p.m. PT): The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers are playing a split doubleheader at Dodger Stadium due to their series finale being rescheduled in light of inclement weather expected with Hurricane Hilary.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have long reaped the benefits of comfortable Southern California weather, but Hurricane Hilary presents the possibility for Sunday’s game at Dodger Stadium to be rained out.

As of Friday morning, it remained a Category 4 Hurricane and a Tropical Storm Watch was issued for Southern California. It is in effect for area from San Diego deserts to the San Bernardino County mounts, and onto Catalina Island. According to the National Hurricane Center, it’s the first such warning ever issued for the region.

A Tropical Storm Watch amounts to conditions of more than 39 mph sustained winds are due to arrive within 48 hours of the warning being issued.

Hilary is expected to remain a hurricane as it approaches the California coast late Saturday night and into Sunday morning, when it should then start to weaken into a tropical storm once making landfall.

Rain is expected as early as Saturday morning for some of Southern California’s mountains and deserts, with the inclement weather continuing through Monday. It’s plausible Hilary’s path could change as it approaches Southern California and upon reaching land.

Nevertheless, two of the Dodgers’ games against the Miami Marlins conceivably are at some risk of being rained out. Although, current forecast projections suggest the series finale on Sunday at Dodger Stadium is the most likely game to be impacted. First pitch remains scheduled for 1:10 p.m. PT.

The Dodgers have a scheduled off day Monday, but the Marlins are due to begin a series with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park that evening.

History Dodger Stadium rainouts

Overall, there have been 17 rainouts in Dodger Stadium history. The last Dodgers home game that was rained out occurred on April 17, 2000.

The last rain delay at Dodger Stadium was April 7, 2015, against the Padres. It was the first rain delay since May 23, 2008.

The 2023 Dodgers home opener appeared to be at risk because of inclement weather, but rain cleared from Dodger Stadium prior to first pitch.

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