The Opening Day weather forecast isn’t promising for the Mets

Rain, rain, stay away for Opening Day.
Sep 28, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets grounds crew roll out the tarp during a
Sep 28, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets grounds crew roll out the tarp during a / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are scheduled to open their 2024 season on Thursday, March 28th against the Milwaukee Brewers. Mother Nature could have other plans. The forecast isn’t promising.

While we all know the accuracy of a weather forecast is about as reliable as a free agent relief pitcher, we’re also familiar with how certain relievers are more bound for a sub-4.00 ERA than others. 

For several days now, the weather over Citi Field on Opening Day is forecast to include rain, rain, and more rain. Then a little bit more.

Prepare for Mets Opening Day to get moved to Friday

MLB has this under control. The built-in off-day on Friday will allow the Mets to easily move Opening Day without having to tell some fans their tickets are no longer for game one of the year. Often the most expensive ticket of the year, it’s important those who pay for Opening Day get to experience it.

Allowing the Mets to open their season at home was a pleasant change of pace for them. They haven’t had an Opening Day in New York since 2019—unless you count 2020. Bad New York weather in late March/early April will often have the Mets on the road under a dome or on a West Coast trip. Not this time.

Fortunately, the weather forecast is much nicer for the following days. The Mets should be able to easily get all three games in against the Brewers. It just won’t happen as originally planned.

Last year’s Opening Day was postponed early in anticipation of incoming bad weather. As it turned out, the following day (Friday) ended up with worse weather and the Mets didn’t play ball under a beautiful early April sky. It’s a tough call to make. You don’t want your fans showing up for nothing. You also don’t want to make the same error again this time around.

Be sure to keep a close eye on the weather forecast if you intend to show up to Citi Field for Opening Day. At the very least, have your summer poncho ready.