Scattered cumulus clouds are predicted to develop Monday afternoon in the Charlotte area, but the National Weather Service is “fairly optimistic” that eclipse viewing will not be impaired.
There will be minimum cloud cover along the Interstate 85 corridor, the service said on its website. So as long as the clouds keep moving enough to not block any one area for more than 2 minutes, the eclipse will be visible.
Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop over the mountains, but no rain is expected in Charlotte.
The National Weather Service’s office in Greer, S.C., which covers Western North Carolina and northwestern South Carolina, has cloud coverage expectations ranging from 36 to 48 percent.