The tens of thousands of Tiger fans expected at Comerica Park Tuesday afternoon will enjoy cool, crisp October weather for Game 3 in the playoff series against Boston, which begins at 4:07 p.m.
But then things start to change at about 8 p.m.
That’s about the time a cold front is expected to move into southeastern Michigan bringing a 70 percent chance of rain accompanied by lightning and high winds.
“The rains could be heavy but it won’t happen until 8 or 9 p.m. Tuesday night,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Mosteiko, working out of the White Lake Township station.
“At game time, it should be partly sunny with a high of 67 degrees.”
According to the weather service, the cold front is expected to drop temperatures over the next few days.
“Wednesday’s high will be about 63 degrees, with a 30 percent chance of rain, and Thursday will have a high of 57 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers,” Mosteiko said.
Tuesday night: Scattered thunderstorms until 2 a.m. with lows of 58 to 62 degrees. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with chance of showers until 10 a.m., then partly cloudy. Highs of 63 to 67. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph and then increasing to 10 to 20 by late morning. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy until 2 a.m., then clear. Lows of 45 to 49 degrees.
Thursday: Mostly sunny until 2 p.m., then cloudy with a chance of light showers. Highs of 57 to 61. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of light showers until 2 a.m. Lows of 39 to 43 degrees.
Friday: Partly cloudy with highs of 56 to 60 degrees.