Masters forecast: Bring a light jacket; it's going to be a tad nippy

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  • Temperatures are expected to drop below average by Sunday
  • The last time high temperatures were below 65 degrees was in 2007

Atlanta (CNN)A quick start to spring made things feel more like summer in the Southeast, but that won't continue for the Masters this week in Augusta, Georgia.

Augusta had a stretch of nine consecutive days in the 80s during the middle of March. In fact, it was so warm that there was concern that the beautiful azaleas that line the course may be past their peak this year. However, the past two weeks have been more seasonal and the scenery should be stunning as it always is.
While the scenery will be stunning, the spectators and the golfers will need to be prepared for the coolest tournament in several years.
    The average high and low temperature for this time of year is 74 and 52. However, this year each day will get a few degrees cooler with the weekend temperatures struggling to top the low 60s. The last time the Masters had a high temperature below 65 for any round was in 2007.
    Temperatures will start out warm but end on a chilly note.
    Not only will temperatures be below average, but Thursday through Saturday will feature brisk winds, making it feel even cooler. And the gusty nature of the winds will also create a bit of havoc for the golfers.
    The coolest morning will be Sunday, when the temperature will bottom out in the mid-30s and frost isn't out of the question. The good news is that the tournament will be dry with plenty of sunshine.