Wednesday September 24th, 2014

On Wednesday, and most of Thursday, it appeared that Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium might be rained out.

But on Thursday afternoon, the Weather.com forecast predicted the rain would subside by 5:00 p.m. ET. It rained most of the day in New York City. 

Wednesday's forecast for game day showed rain all day with a chance that it would cause a delay, and by Thursday morning, the rain was expected to continue until midnight, including a 60 percent chance at game time.

Screenshot of Weather.com

Later, the window of rain was extended until 2 a.m. ET.

It's unlikely a rained-out game would be made up, Cork Gaines of Business Insider reports.

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Games that are rained out are usually made up later in the season, but since there are only three days left in MLB's regular season, there are no open dates. Since the Orioles are in the playoffs, they would not be asked to return to New York on Monday, the day before the playoffs begin.

From Business Insider:

At a press conference on Tuesday, commissioner Bud Selig admitted that he is concerned about the rain.

"I’m told the weather forecast for Thursday isn’t all that bad and the rain should be out of here," said Selig. "But I am worried about it and I will continue to worry about it."

Jeter announced in February that the 2014 season would be his last.

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