Game On for MLB All-Star Game Despite Afternoon Thunderstorm

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A line of strong storms rolling through Cincinnati could make the All-Star Game a wet affair.

Severe thunderstorms moved through the area late Tuesday afternoon, with extremely heavy rain at Great American Ball Park. Weather reports say the rain is expected to taper off by the scheduled 8:15 p.m. start of the game, but showers are possible through the evening.

A severe thunderstorm watch and flash flood watch are in effect until 8 p.m. for much of southwest Ohio.

The sun was out and the tarp off the field by 5:15 p.m., following a heavy squall that made the Ohio River beyond the outfield invisible from the press box.

Overheard in the AL clubhouse, though, was one official urging the players to hurry onto the field for their team photo before more rain came.

AP baseball writer Howie Rumberg contributed to this report.

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