Solar eclipse 2017 weather forecast for NJ calls for clear skies


For Monday, there will be clouds across the region, most likely from storms to our West.

Those who are in the Upstate will have a better chance of having a clear view of the eclipse.

So, what does that leave us with for eclipse time? Clouds may be thin and high. For the rest of the week, we'll remain in the upper 70s with more sunshine.

"It's looking good", Head said. Cross your fingers, toes and eyes that we can find some breaks in the clouds, as the biggest astronomical event of our lifetime takes to the skies today. If you do get to see the eclipse, you'll only see about 80 percent of the sun being covered by the moon. A few strong storms with gusty winds will be possible.

"Clearing will occur during the time of the eclipse, so there is the potential for clear skies inland by peak obscuration", the weather service said. "Right now, our visibility looks a little iffy as we head through midday".

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Today, Eclipse Day on Shelter Island, will be mostly sunny, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Finally, South Carolina may offer some of the worst viewing weather, especially near the coast, where mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast.

Tonight there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight, and the low will be around 77. The main impact will be heavy rain.

Then, when the Total Solar Eclipse crosses through the United States, make sure you're relying on Channel 2 Action News for complete LIVE coverage from across the country! The clouds will stay with us overnight with temperatures falling into the lower 50's. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

Saturday night - A chance of showers and thunderstorms with a low around 65.