PGA Championship forecast: Soggy Tuesday at Quail Hollow

Brad Panovich breaks down the forecast for the Panthers preseason opener and Round 1 of the PGA Championships.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- We're just two days away from the opening round of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club and the festivities are starting to ramp up on the green. 

But after a dreary, messy start to Tuesday, will Mother Nature cooperate for the long drive competition scheduled? Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich says if you plan on heading to Quail Hollow, you may want to pack a poncho or umbrella just in case. 

Bands of light rain and mist are continuing to move across the area. Panovich says the band's entirety is moving south and southeast of the Charlotte area, and even some mountain counties are seeing the sunshine along the Tennessee border. 

"As we go towards lunchtime, by 1 p.m., it begins to push out," Panovich said. "It really starts to break up and move out, and by 3 p.m., it's probably out of here."

If the sun does make an appearance, Panovich said that will increase the chance of an afternoon shower or stray thunderstorm. And thankfully, the blazing summer heat isn't going to affect the Quail Hollow fans. 

"The cooler temps are here to stay," Panovich explained. "At least from a summertime standpoint, even though it's super muggy outside."

Wednesday's forecast is looking a lot better for the final practice rounds ahead of the PGA Championship.

"Overall, it is going to be a much better day start to finish than today (Tuesday). Today is kind of an ugly start, but it should finish much better."

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