The workouts today in Los Angeles probably will be washed out, thanks to an early Pacific storm, bringing heavy rain from last night through most of today.
But the weather for Games 1 and 2 will be a 9 on a scale of 10. The rain will scour away the smog, and the views of the San Gabriels from Dodger Stadium should be awesome.
However, there are lots of potential problems when the games shift to Philadelphia on Sunday.
A huge trough will set up in the east and three different storms will rotate through. The first, roughly tomorrow and Friday, will be a coastal Nor'easter with windswept rain through the Delaware Valley. An upper-level vort max (pool of cold air) will follow, and Penn State could play Minnesota in a heavy, wet snow that will be a headline maker because of the tree damage and power outages that will occur as trees still in full foliage are weighed down with wet snow.