Yankees, Twins postpone opening day games due to inclement weather

Fans of four teams will have to wait a little longer for opening day.

The New York Yankees announced Wednesday morning that their opening day game against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday is being postponed due to inclement weather. The game is rescheduled for Friday at 1:05 p.m.

According to The Weather Channel, there's a 98 percent chance of rain Thursday, with thunderstorms expected later in the day. Friday, meanwhile, looks mostly free of rain and the temperature is projected to climb into the early 60s, which is the opening day weather you want to experience as a fan (and probably also as a player).

Up in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins have also postponed their opening day game against the Seattle Mariners. It has been rescheduled for Friday at 3:10 p.m CT.

The weather in Minneapolis for Thursday isn't looking great. The Weather Channel is forecasting a 70 percent chance of rain and snow throughout the day, with temperatures topping out at a freezing 38 degrees. The temperature doesn't venture much higher Friday, but at least there's no precipitation in the forecast.

If there was a full slate of 15 games kicking off on opening day, there'd be a lot more postponements. But with just eight games, there's only one other that's likely to be postponed: New York Mets at Washington Nationals. Just like New York, rain is forecasted for the D.C. area throughout Thursday.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: A tarp covers the infield during a rain delay pushing back the start of a game between the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 8, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Inclement weather has postponed two of the eight scheduled opening day games. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)