Forecast Discussion: Sat August 19th, 2017

A frontal boundary passed through the region overnight but that front was in name only. Hot weather will continue for your Saturday across the Western Carolinas. The only change is that some drier air will move in for this afternoon, also thanks in part to some downslope flow.

 

Storm chances for today are very slim across the region with upper 80’s to low 90’s dominating the scene. Sunday will feature a very similar look with possibly even lower amounts of humidity. Regardless temperatures will again average in the low 90’s.

 

Monday is a big day apparently. Something about a total solar eclipse will travel across the country, ever heard of it?

 

All kidding aside the weather for all the festivities centered around the solar eclipse will go off without much of a hitch weather wise. A few high clouds may slide through in the afternoon but if you are staying here locally to witness the event it should go without many problems. Temperatures in the early afternoon will be in the upper 80’s to around 90 degrees. Then as the eclipse begins shortly after 1 pm temperatures may hold steady through the entire event which should end shortly after 4 pm.

 

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Again…for those who are wanting of know of specific times…the eclipse will begin around 1 pm, it will peak between 2:30 and 2:45 pm. Then we will be departing the eclipse by just after 4 pm. For our coverage area, we will be between 97-99 percent coverage. For those wanting to enter the path of totality on Monday travel southwest into parts of Upstate South Carolina (along and west of Greenville) and in North Carolina from near Brevard up to Sylva.