Wet Weather Returns to U.S. Open Sunday

By Andy Mussoline, Meteorologist
June 15, 2013; 4:54 AM ET
Share |
Play video Sports weather is detailed in the above video.

Professional golfers battling for the U.S. Open Championship in Ardmore, Pa. could have thunderstorms disrupt play on Sunday before a champion raises the trophy.

Bright sunshine across the the mid-Atlantic Saturday helped to dry out the wet Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. Several inches of rain hit the course since last Monday, but the course has handled the rainfall relatively well.

However, after a reprieve for the first half of the weekend, more wet weather will return Sunday.

"A shower or thunderstorm could threaten players and spectators late in the afternoon and evening," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Leister said.

A storm that was responsible for severe thunderstorms from Denver to Chicago Saturday evening will advance toward the mid-Atlantic on Sunday. The storm will interact with heat and humidity in the region to bring more wet weather to the area.

"The threat for strong thunderstorms is low," Leister said.

If the championship is delayed due to the wet weather or ends in a tie Sunday evening, play would be extended into Monday. The good news is that there is only a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm on Monday.

Thumbnail photo provided by the Associated Press: spectators watch play during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Similar scenes are likely later Sunday as more storms return to the area.


Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

  • Cooling Down Sunday for London, Wimbledon

    July 3, 2015; 6:08 PM ET

    After thunderstorms lift through London Friday night, another warm day is in store for Saturday before temperatures cool down on Sunday.

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A


This Day In Weather History

Glasgow, MT (2000)
Wind gust to 82 mph. This is the highest wind speed ever recorded in this location.

Gettysburg, PA (1863)
The great three-day encounter between the North and the South reached its climax with Pickett's Charge. Partly cloudy skies, 87 degrees, wind SSW, deluge of rain on the 4th-5th hindered pursuit. The Confederates escaped.

Layton, NJ (1939)
33 degrees - record low for the state during July.