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Warm, sunny conditions at Augusta; storms looming

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The second round of the Masters will feature more sunshine and warmer temperatures.

The forecast Friday calls for mostly-sunny skies, with high temperatures in the mid-70s and winds increasing to 10-15 mph.

It’ll be a different story Saturday. Scattered showers are expected to begin in the morning, with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. The rain may be heavy at times – as much as an inch – and winds are expected to gust as high as 30 mph.

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At least Sunday’s final round looks clear – cooler temperatures, in the mid-60s, with mostly-sunny skies.  

The field will be smaller on the weekend, with either the low 50 and ties, or those within 10 shots of the lead.