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Dry skies to stick around for Great American Eclipse — FORECAST

22 August 2017, 12:44 | Colleen Roy

Solar Eclipse Forecast

St. Louis solar eclipse forecast

Viewing conditions look good for most of the Carolinas for Monday's solar eclipse, but there could be some clouds and even shower possibilities for the Charleston, South Carolina area.

Though some clouds are possible along the OR coast, clear skies are expected in cities such as Salem, Ore.; Boise, Idaho; and Casper, Wyo., according to the National Weather Service. Skies will be mostly cloudy along the coast and partly cloudy inland.

Monday's chances for scattered storms will diminish about sunset. A chance of showers or storms later in the day.

Mild temperatures and mostly sunny skies should make for ideal conditions for watching Monday's eclipse, according to the National Weather Service. Recent computer models paint more and more cloud cover over our neck of the woods - especially by this afternoon.

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

"There's a warm front moving through the area and there could be some scattered showers and thunderstorms", he said. The region will be getting an extended break from storms and rain.

Temperatures are expected to be in the high 80s. This slight chance of thunderstorms and rain will continue into Wednesday evening.

The high will be 90 and the low around 68.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. By mid-to-late week, rain chances may increase a bit as a cold front approaches the area.

A trough of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles NNE of the southeastern Bahamas is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms that extend southeastward toward Puerto Rico.

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