PGA | Weather Spotlight | RBC Heritage

The Masters’ weather cooperated for the most part, and we are looking forward to another beautiful weekend at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, SC. The geography of the island and where it’s situated on the South Carolina coast can make it susceptible to the wind. Thankfully this week, there won’t be too much wind to deal with during the day. However, the entire tournament won’t be free of weather issues. Let’s talk about the rain and storm chances for this week, and give you a breakdown of what the players can expect!

Thursday &
Both of the first two days of the tournament will have identical weather, and it should be gorgeous! Wind will be the only factor for the afternoon tee times. Thursday and Friday we’ll see morning winds blowing off the water at around 4-8 mph. This will increase to around 9-14 mph for the afternoon. The direction and speed of these winds will be consistent from day to day, so no group of tee times will have an advantage over the other. Temperatures will be similar each day as well, with temps for the morning groups in the upper 50s to mid 60s and afternoon temps hitting the low 70s.
SaturdayWeather for the third round should be delightful, with winds again blowing off the water at around 8-13 mph for the leaders tee times with lighter breezes for the morning groups. Temps will be in the mid 60s in the morning to mid 70s in the afternoon.
This is where the forecast takes a turn. A very powerful cold front is set to move through the South. Showers and thunderstorms are possible from late morning into the afternoon. There is a really good chance the tournament is delayed until the storms move out. With timing being a little up in the air at this point, there’s no way to tell if they will play the final round at all or wait until Monday morning to finish. In any event, it’s going to be a lousy way to end what will be a beautiful week.

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