August 19: Less Than 48 Hours From The Eclipse!

More hot weather in store over the next few days, with a very limited rain chance tomorrow and Monday.  Temperatures tonight will drop to around 70°:

We’ll warm up to the low 90s Sunday afternoon, with the humidity remaining “acceptable” for this time of year — not great, but it certainly could be worse!

I’ll be out at the Adventure Science Center again from 9am until 2pm, emceeing their Eclipse Festival — lots of great exhibits and presentations, so come out if you can!

Speaking of the eclipse, the latest data points toward pretty good viewing conditions on Monday.  Will skies be completely clear?  No…they hardly ever are this time of year in this part of the country.  But less than 30% cloud cover with only a 10% rain chance is pretty close to our best-case scenario:

It will be HOT though, with highs in the mid 90s — and that’s after I’ve factored in the reduced sunshine in early-afternoon!

A better chance of showers and thunderstorms will move in late Tuesday into Wednesday — that system will usher in a more-comfortable air mass for the end of the work week and next weekend:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday are looking great at this point!

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