Weather to be 'clear enough' for eclipse

For Monday, the day of the Solar Eclipse, there will be a 40 percent chance of afternoon and evening scattered showers and storms.

Jessica Chace, meteorologist for the weather service office in Huntsville, said as of Sunday afternoon, forecasters were anticipating a low percentage of the sky will be covered by clouds during the day today.

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Shooting into the sky may seem a bit outlandish today, but in Cambodia in 1995, soldiers reportedly "shot into the air to scare the mythic dragon from the sky", according to the Almanac. Things are a little more suspect as the eclipse moves toward the East Coast, passing through Nebraska, northern Kansas and Missouri before finally hitting the coastal Carolinas. A chance of showers or storms later in the day. However, we'll have some cloud cover and rain to get through.

The solar eclipse is on Monday.

For Monday, there will be clouds across the region, most likely from storms to our West.

But, as Kook said, lower cumulus clouds could form, especially throughout lower MI, due to a storm front that's moving through Iowa as of 8:14 a.m. Rain could become heavy at times.

The partial eclipse begins at 11:57 a.m. with the peak at 1:28 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Highs will be in the low to mid 90's and it will feel extremely hot with index values in the low 100's.

Highs will be in the low 90s through Wednesday.

Friday night - A slight chance of showers with a low around 65. However, as of Thursday, most places reported being out of stock.

Morning showers and thunderstorms are expected to clear and lead to potential early afternoon re-development.

  • Tracy Klein