The countdown to the eclipse is on, but will the weather cooperate?

Eclipse gets underway Monday afternoon

By Jonathan Kegges - Meteorologist

ROANOKE, Va. - The moment we have been waiting for is almost here. The sun and moon are set to dance in front of our eyes Monday afternoon, but will Mother Nature allow us to see the celestial show?

In short, at this point, we are looking good. A disturbance looks to bring clouds and a few showers to the south of us. Viewing in totality in South Carolina may be blocked a bit by afternoon clouds. If you're headed to Central Tennessee to see the rare event in it's totality you may also battle a few clouds.


As of right now, other than a few high clouds streaming in, we are golden to see the partial side of this eclipse. About 90 percent of the sun will be covered by the sun at peak eclipse time just after 2:30 Monday afternoon.

As always, make sure you have the proper gear to view the eclipse. Certified eclipse glasses are a must to view the solar eclipse directly. If those are not worn or you are using glasses that aren't approved, you run the risk of suffering permanent eye damage.

Storm Team 10 will continue to update the forecast as you make plans to see the event a century in the making.

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