ATLANTA - The weather looks good for Monday’s total solar eclipse, but Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Karen Minton says watchers might have to view the eclipse through some clouds.
We'll show you an hour-by-hour forecast for the eclipse on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.
Across northeast Georgia and into metro Atlanta, we’ll begin to see the partial eclipse around 1:05 p.m. with a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky.
There is a 20 percent chance of rain Monday, Minton said.
Weather for the solar eclipse looking good for most areas in north Georgia. 20% chance of isolated showers. pic.twitter.com/nrNGVrZpLE— Karen Minton (@KarenMintonWSB) August 21, 2017
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Maximum coverage will happen around 2:36 p.m. and cloud coverage will increase to about 40 percent by the time the event ends just after 4 p.m.
By that time, temperatures that are in the 90s will drop several degrees, Minton said.
Beginning of eclipse temps near 90; peak of eclipse temps dip to mid 80s; end of eclipse temps rebound. pic.twitter.com/Q1loeEtJxW— Karen Minton (@KarenMintonWSB) August 21, 2017
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The only location where models have consistently kept a mostly cloudy, if not overcast sky, is along coastal South Carolina, impacting the Charleston area.
Walls said she anticipates a few spotty showers in north Georgia. Chances for rain are at about 20 percent extending from northeast Georgia into the metro.
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