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What was the coldest opening day?  – NBC Chicago

It’s another typical spring day in Chicago: rainy and cool.

For the Chicago Cubs’ home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers, there is a 50% chance of precipitation with scattered showers throughout the day.

The temperature will be in the mid 40s, reaching around 44 degrees by 1:20 p.m. the time of the first pitch of the game.

And while wind gusts of around 25 to 30 miles per hour will make Friendly Confines feel much colder for MLB’s opening day — think mid-upper 30s — it could be worse.

According to the latest weather forecast from NBC 5 meteorologist Iisha Scott, the coldest opening day temperature on record was April 8, 1997, at 29 degrees.

The hottest and hottest temperature on record was just a few years ago on April 8, 2019, at 65 degrees.

Are you going to the game at Wrigley Field today? Here’s what you need to know.

NBC Chicago

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