Updated Masters Weather Forecast: Early Thunderstorms Will Give Way at Augusta National
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- Inclement weather has already suspended play at the Masters in Augusta, Ga.
- Thursday's thunderstorms, however, are expected to give way, and the forecast for Days 2 through 4 is looking increasingly promising.
- Check out the full forecast at Augusta National below.
We’ve known for some time that this year’s Masters Tournament will look quite a bit different than normal. Most obviously, it’ll be missing roars from the crowd, and it won’t be played amidst the springtime bloom in Augusta.
But still, there was something appealing about the mid-November adjustment — minus the wait, of course. A slight crisp in the air and some fall foliage lit up by the Georgia sun? Sign us up.
Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t appear that Mother Nature wants to cooperate, at least not right away.
The Masters Weather Forecast: Augusta, Ga.
A Thursday morning thunderstorm has already halted play at the Masters, but the rest of the 4-day stretch has looked more and more clear as it’s approached.
The closest of the four days to a sure thing in terms of precipitation, Thursday’s nastiness is expected to begin early, with morning thunderstorms likely. They should give way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon, however, though scattered showers will still be possible.
Wind shouldn’t be too much of a factor despite the stormy forecast, projected at a 6-mph SSW breeze that should taper as the day progresses.
Chance of precipitation: 70%.
Day 2 looks a whole lot better, with morning clouds giving way to sunshine as the day progresses.
The north-northwest wind should be similarly calm (6 mph).
Chance of precipitation: 10%.
The star of the four days, Saturday sees a drop to a more comfortable temperature, loses some humidity and provides sunny skies throughout the day.
Wind could start to play a bit more of a role in the third round, with an 8-mph ENE breeze.
Chance of precipitation: 0%.
Expect a mix a clouds and sun for the earlier-than-usual final round. The chance of rain has steadily decreased, though, over the course of the week.
Similar to Day 3, a 9-mph SW wind is expected.
Chance of precipitation: 20%.