What will the weather be like for Saturday’s solar eclipse in San Antonio, Hill Country?

Skies should start to clear by the peak in San Antonio, but a few passing clouds will linger south and west of the Alamo City

San Antonio's forecast October 14, 2023 calls for cloudy skies at first, then gradual clearing (Copyright 2023 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

For most areas on Saturday, the weather’s looking good for the rare solar eclipse in San Antonio and the Hill Country, but clouds could hinder the view in some spots. Here’s the latest:

KEY POINTS:

  • The eclipse takes place Saturday, Oct. 14, from about 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Early morning clouds will be around at the start of the eclipse, but should clear enough in time for the full, ‘ring of fire’ effect for places like San Antonio and the Hill Country
  • Cloud cover could linger a little longer south and west of San Antonio, especially near the Rio Grande
  • Comfy, with low humidity and temperatures starting in the 60s Saturday morning, gradually rising into the 70s by the early afternoon
  • Windy! Gusts up to 30 mph from the north
  • During the peak eclipse around 11:50 a.m., the sky will darken slightly as if you’re in the shade
  • There may be a 5- to 10-degree temperature drop during the peak of the eclipse

**Watch Live at 11 a.m. on Oct. 14: Annular solar eclipse, livestream with KSAT meteorologists**

San Antonio Eclipse Weather (Oct. 14)

  • Some early morning clouds will linger into the beginning of the partial eclipse, but they should start to clear out as the eclipse progresses
  • Favorable viewing is still expected during the peak of the eclipse, with just a few passing clouds
  • Low humidity
  • Windy with gusts from the north at up to 30 mph
  • 60s, warming into the 70s Saturday afternoon

Hill Country Eclipse Weather (Oct. 14)

  • Some early morning clouds could linger into the beginning of the partial eclipse, but they should start to clear out as the eclipse progresses
  • Low humidity
  • Windy with gusts up to 30 mph from the north
  • 60s

Floresville/Pleasanton Eclipse Weather (Oct. 14)

  • Early morning clouds could develop and linger into the beginning of the partial eclipse, but they should start to clear out as the eclipse progresses
  • Low humidity
  • Windy with gusts from the north at up to 30 mph
  • 70s

Uvalde/Rio Grande

  • Unfortunately, clouds will hinder viewing. However, peeks in the cloud cover may allow for decent viewing at times

Corpus Christi Eclipse Weather (Oct. 14)

  • Low morning clouds partially clear for the eclipse
  • Low humidity
  • Windy with gusts up to 30 mph from the north
  • 70s

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About the Authors:

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT. She has been a proud member of the KSAT Weather Authority Team since 2017. Sarah is a Clark High School and Texas A&M University graduate. She previously worked at KTEN News. When Sarah is not busy forecasting, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, and playing music.

Meteorologist Mia Montgomery joined the KSAT Weather Authority Team in September 2022. As a Floresville native, Mia grew up in the San Antonio area and always knew that she wanted to return home. She previously worked as a meteorologist at KBTX in Bryan-College Station and is a fourth-generation Aggie.