Going to the PGA this week? Better grab an umbrella.

What to wear at the PGA Championship

Wear comfortable and protective clothing at the PGA Championship.
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Wear comfortable and protective clothing at the PGA Championship.

The PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club will tee off Thursday with what could be a couple of wet, thunderous days.

Thursday brings a 50 percent chance of showers, possibly including thunderstorms after 11 a.m., the National Weather Service said in a Wednesday morning forecast. Up to a quarter-inch of rain is possible, or more if storms hit.

Friday looks worse. Showers and thunderstorms are likely after 8 a.m., with a 60 percent chance of rain during the day and through Friday night.

Highs should be in the low 80s both days.

The chance of rain slips to 30 percent on Saturday, with a high of 87 degrees under partly sunny skies. It rises to 40 percent on Sunday, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m.

WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin agrees that the chance of thunderstorms will be in the 50 percent to 60 percent range Thursday and Friday, with “unsettled” conditions through the weekend.

Up to a quarter-million fans are expected at one of the biggest sporting events Charlotte has ever hosted.

Bruce Henderson: 704-358-5051, @bhender