Monday's First Warning Forecast: A nice view of the Solar Eclipse

Monday's First Warning Forecast: A nice view of the Solar Eclipseā€¯

The day of the eclipse has finally arrived, and it's not looking good the farther South you go in the Palmetto State.

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.

Today: More Clouds than Sun with Scattered Showers and Afternoon Storms.

The only location where models have consistently kept a mostly cloudy, if not overcast sky, is along coastal SC, impacting the Charleston area. A few scattered storms will be possible during the afternoon as well. Cross your fingers, toes and eyes that we can find some breaks in the clouds, as the biggest astronomical event of our lifetime takes to the skies today.

It will fall back into the lower 80s, with much lower humidity by next weekend. The eclipse begins at 12:03PM in Montgomery, peaks at 1:34PM at a 90% eclipse of the sun, then ends at 3:00PM when we will see the sun in full again. Some showers and storms from the west will be moving in this morning. Any storms can bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and some small hail. Chances for rain are at about 20 percent extending from northeast Georgia into the metro. A line of storms will accompany a cold front in the Midwest and Ohio Valley but may not make it to the D.C. area before the day is through. Thursday and Friday we'll see temperatures in the lower 80's with overnight lows just ten degrees above freezing. Newberry is shaping up to be the best Midlands town to have the least chances of cloud cover, with a 47 percent, according to the briefing.

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