Braves-Cubs start time: Cubs rain delay update in Chicago on August 5

Cubs rain delay today (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Cubs rain delay today (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /

With weather hitting the Chicagoland area on Saturday, will the Braves-Cubs game this afternoon go on at the expected time?

Saturday morning came with foggy, misty skies in the Chicagoland area. Wrigley Field, just before noon local time, still had the tarp on the dirt, which had been the case since early in the morning.

After the Braves put a Friday afternoon beatdown on the Cubs, Saturday’s game gives Chicago a chance to bark back at the best team in the National League. That is… if rain doesn’t get in the way.

First pitch was originally scheduled for 1:20 p.m. Central Time. Here’s what we know right now in regard to whether or not the game this afternoon will be delayed by rain in the area.

Is there a Cubs game today?

As of the publication of this article, the Cubs are slated to face off against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, August 5th at 1:20 p.m. Chicago time.

Is the Cubs game canceled today?

So far, the game is expected to go on today. Since it’s an afternoon game, even if it’s delayed, expect the Cubs and Braves to deke this one out at some point Saturday.

Cubs rain delay update: Cubs-Braves start time after weather delay

UPDATE, 12:52 p.m. CT: The tarp has been taken off the field.

As of publication, no rain delay has yet been announced. That said, rain in the area is expected to persist, and changing conditions could potentially adjust the first pitch of the game.

As we learn more about the game’s start time and possible delays, we will keep this article updated. So far, if you’re headed to the game, you can expect an on-time start, though it may be a little misty as you make your way to your seats.

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