Spectators and players at the Augusta National Golf Club managed to escape many showers and thunderstorms that threatened the course Thursday and Friday. However, they will have to try this once again by late Sunday.
Early in the tournament, it was not only rain and thunderstorms that was a concern for the players, but low air pressure may have added an extra complication for the golfers. The air pressure began dropping Thursday afternoon as a cold front started moving across the South.
"When air pressure lowers, the cells in your body expand," AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. "That's why your hands swell on a hot and humid day."
As a result, lower air pressure may have caused pain for players with joint problems or arthritis. However, noticeably higher air pressure is in store for the remainder of the weekend.
Drier and sunnier weather settled into the region late Friday. The remainder of the weekend will be mostly dry and sunny, but there will be a rain threat that arrives by later Sunday.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are watching a storm system that will be brewing over the Gulf of Mexico Saturday night. That system will roll northeastward during Sunday.
Clouds are likely to increase over Augusta late Sunday. While most of the tournament should be completed, a late day shower or thunderstorm may threaten play or the jacket ceremony Sunday evening. There is no significant risk for severe weather at this time.
Meteorologist Andy Mussoline updated this story at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Saturday.
A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Peru-Brazil border region shortly before 6 p.m. local time Tuesday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A second 7.6 earthquake occurred about five minutes later.
While Atlanta has received above-average rainfall so far this month, dry and calm conditions are forecast for the area this week.
Compared to Thanksgiving Day in 2014, this Thanksgiving will be substantially warmer in the Northeast.
Hurricane Sandra, located hundreds of miles southwest of Mexico, is becoming better organized and will likely track northward through the rest of the week.
A few days of drier weather is expected across southern India before downpours return this weekend.
An expanding area of snow, rain, wind and cold will hamper Thanksgiving travel in the West, while most areas east of the Rockies can expect no major weather-related problems during the early to middle part of this week.
Great Appalachian Storm (24th-26th) developed greatest wind force, deepest snow, most severe early-season cold in history of the Northeast: 18.8 inches of snow at Akron, OH; Youngstown, OH, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.7 inches and a maximum single storm total of 28.7 inches; Steubenville, OH, had a maximum single storm total of 36.3 inches; Pittsburgh, PA, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 27.7 inches; and Charleston, WV had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 15.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 25.6 inches. At coastal stations such as Newark and Boston single-minute wind speeds in excess of 80 mph were registered. There was a 108 mph gust at Newark. Peak gusts of 110 were noticed at Concord, NH; 108 mph at Newark, NJ; and 100 mph at Hartford, CT. Atop Mt. Washington, a wind gust of 160 mph hit from the southeast early on the 26th. Central Park, in the heart of sheltered Manhattan Island, set an 80-year record of 70 mph.
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton (1971)
Heavy snowfall in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. It started to snow the night before, and by about noon Thanksgiving Day 11/25/71, 20.5 inches of snow was reported on the ground at the Avoca, PA airport. Some of the surrounding areas had even more snow. Dallas, PA, had 27 inches and parts of the Poconos had as much as 30 inches. Barn roofs collapsed, power lines were downed, and tree branches were broken. The majority of the snow fell within 12 hours.
A dozen tornadoes across these states.