Fairly sunny for eclipse day, but some clouds possible

By: Karen Minton , Katie Walls

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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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