Tigers vs Twins weather update: Game postponed due to rain (updated)

The weather isn't looking pretty in Detroit
The Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves spent Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in a rain delay because of
The Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves spent Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in a rain delay because of / Evan Petzold / USA TODAY NETWORK

Update: This game has been postponed and will be made up in a double-header on Saturday.

While nothing has been announced, it seems likely Matt Manning will get a spot start Saturday as a result.

Tarik Skubal is set to make his second appearance of the 2024 season on Thursday afternoon when the Detroit Tigers host the Minnesota Twins. The weather gods may not be shining their faces favorably on that possibility, however.

The forecast for the game looks rather damp and dreary and the teams might struggle to find any gaps in the weather big enough to get the game in.

The game is scheduled for a 1:10 p.m. start at Comerica Park between two teams expected to finish at the top of the American League Central.

Twins-Tigers game Thursday may end up rained out

The AccuWeather forecast for Detroit doesn't look pretty. At first pitch, there's an 86% coverage of rain expected in the area and NE winds of 15 mph. The temperature is expected to be 55 degrees but with a RealFeel of a chillier 45.

The rest of the afternoon does not get much better. The 86% coverage figure remains through 7 p.m. before it begins decreasing into the lower 80s. The wind will shift to the north-northwest and pick up a big of steam as the day goes on.

The rain may be heavy at times and there's the possibility of a thunderstorm.

The Tigers started the season hot with 5-1 road trip that very well could have been 6-0. They won again in the home opener before dropping the next three games. The Tigers' made a ninth-inning rally on Tuesday in Pittsburgh to stand at 7-4 for the sason.

The Twins enter the series at 4-6 but are coming off a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The rest of the weekend is looking better, with temperatures breaking into the 70s and a sunny weekend overall though rain is still possible at times. But that might change some when the Texas Rangers get to town for a four-game set. Depending on the forecast you look at, rain could return by April 16.

The Tigers have already had two games rained out this season, both last week in New York. However they managed to make those up with a double-header last Thursday.