Rain may interrupt state baseball schedule this weekend

All-City Field baseball rain

(Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

The state baseball brackets are out, and so is an ... interesting ... outlook in terms of weather this weekend.

Because of that, the schedule for the weekend may change, though no changes have been made at this point.

The Denver metro area, where both the 5A and 4A tournaments are slated to be held, is showing a significant chance of rain on both Friday and Saturday — the first two days of the tournament. Friday's forecast is also calling for thunderstorms.

The same forecast is showing for Greeley and Niwot, which are hosting the 3A tournament.

In Pueblo, site of 2A, there is a slight chance of rain Friday evening, and most of Saturday.

The 1A title game is scheduled to be played on Thursday in Denver, and the forecast looks to be clear.

With that information in mind, the CHSAA office sent out the following communication to state participants on Monday morning:

The weather once again is showing potential challenges for this weekend. Please note that we will play the first available day if a day is postponed. Those decisions will be made by site directors and, in conjunction with, assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann. All notices will be posted on CHSAANow.com. Efforts will be made to keep the days "whole" so any postponement at one site will result in the postponement of the second site (i.e., if Niwot cannot play, then Butch Butler will also be held) to provide a consistent tournament and competitive equity in pitch counts. Weather can change quickly, so these decisions will likely be gameday decisions.

Sunday would be an option for any games that need to be rescheduled.