We will be back at Minute Maid Park on Saturday with a doubleheader #ForHouston. https://t.co/wKbfx64g5w2017-8-30 19:08:11
The series will begin with a doubleheader Saturday. It will be the team's first home game since Houston suffered massive flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
The Astros originally had a three-game home series scheduled against the Texas Rangers this week. However, Harvey forced the teams to change venue, with the series moving to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Tampa Bay Rays announced they planned to donate all of the revenues generated from the series to the Harvey relief effort. Houston lost the first game 12-2 Tuesday night.
The National Weather Service announced a station in Cedar Bayou registered rainfall of 51.88 inches from Harvey, which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm. The rainfall breaks the previous record rainfall for the continental United States:
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Update to the rainfall record: 51.88" has been reported at Cedar Bayou and FM-1942 as of 3:40 PM CDT today #houwx #glswx #bcswx #txwx https://t.co/LJZsLJSqVm2017-8-29 21:08:41
According to the Weather Channel, Harvey is beginning to move more inland and away from Houston and its surrounding areas, which will bring a break from the rain.
Saturday's forecast calls for a high of 91 degrees in Houston and a 10 percent chance of precipitation.