The azaleas at Augusta National Golf Club are expected to be in bloom for the 2019 Masters Tournament.
Photo: Curtis Compton/
Photo: Curtis Compton/

Masters Tournament forecast: Wet, warm, azaleas

Three things to expect for Masters Tournament week in Augusta: Blooming azaleas, warm weather and a chance of rain.

Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan says temperatures will be warm overall, with some potential soggy days to start the week.

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Monahan said to expect widespread showers and storms the first two days of practice rounds at Augusta National Golf Club. Monday’s highs will be about 80 degrees. Tuesday will be in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Wednesday should dry out in time for the Par 3 contest.

With the rain early in the week, Monahan said, the greens will likely play slow for Thursday’s opening round. Highs on Thursday are expected to be close to 80 degrees. 

There is some potential for more rain during the later rounds.

Eighty-seven players have qualified for the 83rd Masters Tournament. It matches last year’s field of 87 players, which was the smallest in two decades. 

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