The weather outlook isn't pretty for Game 3 of the National League Championship Wednesday.
The revised forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain with a high in the low 70s Wednesday afternoon, but St. Louis Cardinals officials say they were hoping for a break in the showers at the 3:07 p.m. start between the Redbirds and San Francisco Giants.
"We've seen the forecast and it looks like it could be potentially rough," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday. "But we also understand this is the Midwest and that could change.
"So we're going to show up tomorrow anticipating to play on time."
People with tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals game set to start at 3:07 p.m. should dress prepared for wet weather and be ready to wait out a potential long rain delay. The forecast calls for thunderstorms to break up later in the evening diminishing to "occasional showers." The high temperature is predicted to be 73 degrees.
The weather picture clears for the rest of the games scheduled at Busch this week: There's no rain in the forecast and a projected high of 62 for Thursday's 7:07 p.m. start, and a 20 percent chance with an anticipated high in the mid-50s for Friday's 7:07 p.m. first pitch.
If there's a rainout Wednesday, pushing the games back a day? There's a 10 percent chance of rain in the forecast for Saturday, with temperatures climbing into the mid-60s.