Solar eclipse 2024: Weather forecast for DC April 8

Faces across the country will be looking up Monday afternoon, but will clouds obscure the view of the Great North American Eclipse? 

2024 Solar Eclipse DC Forecast | Here's what we know:

Generally speaking, most of us in the Washington, D.C. region will have a good chance of seeing the eclipse, says FOX 5's Tucker Barnes.

Some clouds will be present in the area during peak visibility. A warm front approaching from the southwest is what is threatening to put some clouds in the sky during the afternoon hours.

 FOX 5’s Taylor Grenda says it will not be an overcast day, but we will have some cloud coverage in the area that could get in the way of the viewing. She says we should get enough sunshine to be able to view the eclipse in our region.

 Fingers crossed for a mostly sunny view!


The eclipse is expected to cover 87 percent of the sun in the D.C. area, with optimal viewing between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday. 

FOX 5's Mike Thomas will be in Buffalo, New York and Jen Delgado will be in St. Louis, Missouri, both in the path of totality – and also, possible cloud cover. 

Tune in Monday, April 8 on FOX Local for live coverage of the eclipse