Weather situation at US Open still isn't looking great

The US Open weather does not look like too much fun. (USATSI)
The US Open weather does not look like too much fun. (USATSI)

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We're done talking about weather and rain at Merion because it's sunny out now, right?


As Zach Johnson noted on Tuesday the host course for this week's US Open was ready to play just 24 hours after nearly flooding on Monday.

So it should be spectacular by Thursday morning ... except that it's supposed to rain again. Let's take a look at the forecast for Merion according to for the next five days:

Wednesday -- high of 83 degrees, 10 percent chance of rain
Thursday -- high of 75 degrees, 60 percent chance of rain
Friday -- high of 70 degrees, 50 percent chance of rain
Saturday -- high of 73 degrees, 0 percent chance of rain
Sunday -- high of 83 degrees, 10 percent chance of rain

Even worse, that rain on Thursday and Friday is supposed to be in the form of thunderstorms (some of them severe). Stephanie Wei had a good look on Twitter of what we could be looking at on Thursday:

Additionally, according to, there's a flood watch in effect for the area from 10 a.m. on Thursday to 6 a.m. on Friday.

At least the weekend looks good enough to get everything in without spilling into Monday -- they just might be playing late into the evenings to do it.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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