We will finish out the weekend on a nice note as temperatures remain warm with plenty of sunshine. There is a small chance of a thundershower, mainly in the mountains after 3 pm. But honestly, most of us are really just concerned about Monday- Solar Eclipse Day!

People have been asking me about where the best spot to view the eclipse will be, but the state of Maryland for example will average 77% to 81% coverage and you won’t be able to tell the difference.  I keep saying the same response however… “Where there are less clouds”.  That will be the tricky part of the forecast, but here is a hint at what we may expect. Remember that while this event will last for a few hours, the most coverage will be between 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

This is just a hint at the cloud forecast, and I expect some adjustment the next time I show this tomorrow morning. However, there will be spots that are mostly cloudy as the next weather system will be approaching to bring us late day storms.

 

Maryland- Moon Blocking The Sun Coverage Animation Video

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Radar Simulation

Afternoon Storms

High Temperatures

 

National Cloud Forecast For Eclipse Path

Animation: Colorized visualization of shadow coverage

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Safety:

Only during the few minutes of total eclipse coverage is is safe to remove safety lenses. In the Mid Atlantic you should wear yours the entire time!

 

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