• Fairly sunny for eclipse day, but some clouds possible

    By: Karen Minton , Katie Walls


    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.

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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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