Round 2 forecast: Wet conditions after stormy night


SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – While the wind picked up a little and rain drizzled on the players in the afternoon wave as they came down the stretch, the weather held off for the most part on Thursday at the PGA Championship.

The forecast for the rest of the week looks a little more ominous, starting Thursday night.

Players will almost certainly be dealing with soaking wet conditions in Round 2, as the Weather Channel predicts 1 to 2 inches of rain, with a 40 to 100 percent chance of thunderstorms from midnight Thursday until 6:00 a.m. Friday. The rain could possibly last until 10 a.m.

Here’s a look at the radar as of 6 p.m. Thursday:

If the forecast holds true, it’s anyone’s guess as to what PGA officials will do to combat the conditions of the course or what time Round 2 will start on Friday, but combined with the 2 inches of rain Springfield, N.J., already got earlier in the week, it’s a good bet that Baltusrol will play softer the rest of the week than it did in the first round.