The biggest golf tournament, The Masters, is set to begin this Thursday and will continue through Sunday. We’ll discuss whether weather will impact the game in a day-by-day breakdown below.
It will be a cool start to the day with temperatures in the 40s but they will climb to near 70 degrees during the afternoon. High pressure will keep Augusta, Georgia dry throughout the day with mainly sunny skies in the forecast. Winds will generally be light with gusts as high as 15 mph at times, and humidity will be very low with dew points into the teens. It’s interesting to note that the more moist the environment is, the farther the ball can travel. In this case, the air will be very dry.
Friday will be another dry day, although there may be a stray shower late in the day. Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies paired with high temperatures in the low 80s, which will make for a much warmer day than Thursday. Winds may be a bit more breezy with gusts up to 20 mph, but at least the air will remain dry, thus making for comfortable weather conditions.
Saturday will be the ugly day as rain and thunderstorms move in throughout the day. This day may turn out to be a washout, especially in the afternoon as potentially heavy rain and storms move in. Around half an inch of rainfall is expected before it clears out in the evening. Humidity will be up as a result of the rain with dew points in the 60s. High temperatures will max out into the low 70s.
The final day of the golf tournament is Sunday, unless the weather cancels the event on Saturday. Thankfully, the weather will cooperate with a return to the dry weather as high pressure briefly moves in the Southeast. Expect plenty of sunshine along with very dry air and maximum temperatures at a cool but comfortable, 60 degrees.
If the event gets canceled on Saturday due to the rain, the final day is expected to be moved to Monday. Unfortunately, more rain showers will be around but it shouldn’t be a washout.