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There is inclement weather in the forecast for Tuesday evening both before and during the 2018 All-Star Game in Washington, D.C.
The rain could, theoretically, force the game to be delayed or even postponed, but the forecast shows the skies clearing up as first pitch nears.
Bad weather and MLB All-Star Games share a history in Washington.
The last time Washington hosted the MLB All-Star Game, in 1969, a bad rainstorm forced the game to be postponed from Tuesday night to Wednesday afternoon.
Even if the weather does let up and the game is able to start on time, there are sure to be problems with D.C.'s already-dense traffic. Roads are flooding and with more people on them than usual, getting to the game will surely be an issue.
All-Star Game Forecast
The worst of the weather seems to have already happened on Tuesday afternoon. The rest of the evening forecast calls for a slight chance of precipitation, with mostly cloudy skies and, naturally, a lot of humidity.
The issue, if there is any, would likely be with the All-Star Game getting started on time. That said, there's obviously still the chance for delays during the game.
Luckily, a full postponement seems unlikely at this point.
All-Star Game Traffic
There's hardly a worse place to drive in the United States during rush hour than in, around or through Washington. With the All-Star Game in town, there are already significantly more cars on the road than there usually are. Add rain and flooded roads into that equation and things get extra messy.
The George Washington Parkway, a main thoroughfare in the area, has already flooded.
One road in Alexandria, Virginia, is flooded and has cars scattered about.
Public transportation would seem to be the way to go, but even the Capitol South Metro Station in Southeast D.C. is flooding.
A brief history of weather and the All-Star Game
The first and only time the MLB All-Star Game was ever postponed because of rain was in 1969, the last time Washington was the host.
Three other times, the game has either been shortened or delayed because of rain, most recently in 1990 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. That game was delayed for over an hour but was still played.
All signs point to the game being played Tuesday night, but Nationals Park has definitely felt the wrath of this storm already.
On the bright side, if it's light enough when the game starts, there will probably be a rainbow somewhere in-view from the stadium, which should make for some pretty cool pictures for those in attendance.
Trent Williams went under the knife for his first-ever knee surgery about seven months ago.
Plenty of Redskins fans worried that the Pro Bowl left tackle might not be ready to go when the 2018 season starts.
Worry no more.
Yes, that is Williams working out with veteran running back Adrian Peterson. And by the looks of it, Williams' knee looks just fine.
Williams tore his right patella tendon last fall, but continued to play through the pain while the Redskins chances of a playoff bid remained. Once that window got firmly closed after an ugly Thursday night loss in Dallas, Williams contemplated sitting out, but other injuries on the line had already decimated the Redskins. Eventually, Williams shut down his season after a blowout loss in Los Angeles to open December.
This offseason, Williams got the knee repaired. Washington coach Jay Gruden said repeatedly during the offseason that he expected Williams ready to go for training camp, and the workout videos suggest that to be the case.
This is great news for the Redskins offense, and for new quarterback Alex Smith. Expect Washington to be cautious with Williams, particularly in the early going of training camp in Richmond, but like Trent tweeted, "the walk says it all."
The walk says it all 🦍 pic.twitter.com/jzG36iwela— Trent Williams (@TrentW71) July 17, 2018
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