Early tee times and groups of three head off on Sunday as severe weather heads for Augusta National
Fourth round tee times
Sunday, 14th April
|9am||Cloudy, 30% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds SSE 10-15pm. Temperature 71F (22C).|
|11am||Cloudy, 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds SSE 15-20pm. Temperature 75F (24C).
|1pm||Cloudy and breezy. Winds S 15-20, gusting 25mph. Temperature 78F (26C).|
|3pm||Cloudy and windy, 80% chance of for strong thunderstorms. Winds SSW 15-20, gusts of 35mph. Temperature 80F (27C).
|5pm||Cloudy and windy, 60% chance of for showers and thunderstorms. Winds SSW 15-20, gusts of 30mph. Temperature 74F (23C).
|7pm||Cloudy and breezy, 30% chance of for showers. Winds SSW 15-20, gusts of 25mph. Temperature 72F (22C).
Thunderstorms are rolling across Alabama and northwest Georgia this morning, and will gradually approach Augusta national through the day. This morning, isolated showers and thunderstorms can be expected in the area, but most of this activity passes to the norther and east by 11am.
The storms to the west will weaken some as they move through Atlanta by 10-11am but are expected to hold together andn regenerate upon moving through central and eastern Georgia early this afternoon.
Therefore, rain and thunderstorms are likely to arrive in the Augusta area near or shortly after 3PM. Storms initially have potential to produce showers. Rainfall is expected to average 0.30-0.60". Another line of showers and thudnerstorms will be possible around 9-10pm tonight as the front finally pushes through Augusta.
Temperatures warm into the upper 70s to near 80F today, while southerly winds increase to 15-20mph, gusting 25-30mph this afternoon. Higher gusts will be possible with any storms.
Monday: Sunny, breezy, cooler and less humid. Winds W-NW 12-18mph, gusting to 25mph.
Could there be a Monday finish?
Play was cancelled for a short time on Friday but the round was completed, yet with heavy rain saturating the course and thunderstorms predicted on Sunday, there is definitely be a chance of a Monday finish if it reaches us before players finish their rounds.
With that in mind, players will all tee off by 9.20am/ 2.20pm (BST).