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Solar eclipse 2017: What will D.C.’s weather be like?

Expect partial cloud coverage and a slight chance of rain

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Have no fear. The solar eclipse this Monday, August 21 is expected to be visible in the D.C. area, despite patches of clouds.

The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang reports that the temperature will range from a low of 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the evening to a high of 90 degrees fahrenheit during the daytime. Once the eclipse is over, expect muggy, scattered storms to erupt later tonight. The Capital Weather Gang’s confidence level on the weather is reported to be “medium-high.”

The Weather Channel is not as optimistic about D.C.’s weather. With an 82 percent humidity, a high of 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and a low of 75 degrees Fahrenheit, there are forecasts that thunderstorms might be possible around 2:45 p.m. By this point, the solar eclipse will be over, but it will be partly cloudy, starting at 11 a.m. An additional thunderstorm is predicted around 9 p.m.

Around 2 p.m., the National Weather Service reports that they expect a temperature around 89 degrees Fahrenheit with a 58 percent sky coverage and a 21 percent chance of precipitation. Humidity will be around 61 percent.

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Total solar eclipse weather forecast as of Aug. 20 [The Washington Post]

D.C.-area forecast: Scattered clouds for today’s eclipse; Beautiful the second half of this week [The Washington Post]

Weather forecasts [The Weather Channel]

National Weather Service [Official Website]