Forecast Now 60 Percent ‘Go’ for Saturday Launch

Weather could be a factor for Saturday’s planned liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the company’s eleventh commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. Meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron have issued the latest forecast for tomorrow, predicting a 60 percent chance of favorable weather at the 5:07 p.m. EDT launch time.

Storms rumbled through the area Thursday afternoon and evening, scrubbing the first launch attempt and leaving considerable cloudiness across Kennedy Space Center and the surrounding area. The primary weather concerns for Saturday’s launch are anvil clouds, cumulus clouds and flight through precipitation. The forecast is similar for Sunday, which currently has a 50-50 chance of favorable conditions.