Solar Eclipse Could Have Cloud Issues
While the morning starts out cloud free we have issues for viewing the Solar Eclipse between 1pm and 3pm and the HRRR model shows it quite well. A mall area of clouds now moving eastward out of the Ohio Valley poses a threat to a clear sky this afternoon. The model brings those high clouds overhead just at the time we would see the solar eclipse hit its peak around 2:40pm at 75% coverage. At this point we will just let things be and hope that enough of the sky is cloud free at the right moment. But it will be dicey for some in the New York City, Northern New Jersey, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Long Island, Southern Connecticut area. For Southeast Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey it looks like you may be in pretty good shape.
Solar eclipse or no solar eclipse it will be a very warm to hot day with highs in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees. I don’t expect any showers or thunderstorms today though some pop up thunderstorms are possible well inland in Central Pennsylvania later this afternoon.
Tuesday will be a hot day with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with rising humidity, but it may be the last hot day we see in quite awhile and it is quite possible that it may be the last time we see 90 degree temperatures this summer. A cold front will move through on Wednesday and there will be some showers and thunderstorms ahead of if later Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. There could be a severe weather threat with this front and we will address this issue later today.
After that the humidity drops and a very cool high from Canada builds down for the end of the week and the weekend. Highs beginning Thursday and lasting through Sunday will be in the 70s and nights will be cool with lows in the 50s to lower 60s in the warmer urban locations. For now it looks to be dry into the weekend.