This week (August 21-27) is very exciting thanks to Monday’s partial solar eclipse! In the middle of the day, the sky will begin to darken as the moon passes in front of the sun, peaking at 2:44 p.m.. That’s when about 69% of the sun will be covered. If you plan on watching this spectacular sight, be sure to wear the special eclipse glasses. If you look at the sun without the protection of these shades, you may severely damage your eyes!
The entire event will last from 1:24 p.m., when the sun slowly begins to start fading as the moon makes first contact, through 3:59 p.m., which is when the sun becomes full again and the moon moves completely away, ending the solar eclipse.
Monday, August 21: The weather will be amazing for the Great American Eclipse with clear skies all day long. Temperatures will be mild and about five degrees above average into the mid 80s along with pretty low humidity.
Tuesday, August 22: On Tuesday, the very warm weather will continue but with much higher humidity, making it sticky and uncomfortable out. Expect sunny- to partly-cloudy skies as we look ahead to a drier week.
Wednesday, August 23: A cold front will push through early Wednesday morning, ushering in a round of showers before sunrise. That timing will allow for us to have another great day on Wednesday, featuring mostly sunny skies and a high temperature cooler into the low 80’s.
Thursday, August 24: The weather will be great for spending the day outdoors on Thursday, as it will be mostly sunny and mild with a high at average in the upper 70s.
Friday, August 25: It will remain very similar outside Friday through to end the week. Have dinner outside during the evening because it will be so nice and comfortable. There will be abundant sunshine all day long!
Saturday, August 26: The weekend is looking to be spectacular as well. On Saturday, expect lots of sunshine and low humidity. This will be a great day to relax on the beach or by the pool, and it won’t be too hot.
Sunday, August 27: Expect more of the same for the second half of the weekend, featuring a few more clouds and highs still into the upper 70s.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School rising senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.