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Slight chances of showers and thunderstorms will linger through the day today, with some peeks of sun in between. Highs will reach the mid 80s to mid 90s, with quite a bit of humidity in the air. Chances for showers and thunderstorms will increase tonight, with a few possibly lingering into Monday morning in northeast Nebraska into northwest Iowa and in southeast Nebraska into southwest Iowa. There should be a break in the showers and storms on Monday morning, with chances returning in northeast Nebraska to northwest Iowa by early afternoon. The morning showers and thunderstorms could leave some clouds in the area on Monday morning into the afternoon, making the #Eclipse2017 cloud forecast a continued concern. That said, areas with breaks in the precipitation also have a chance at breaks in the clouds. Later in the afternoon, higher chances for showers and thunderstorms take over, with precipitation likely across the area by evening. Between clouds and the eclipse itself, temperatures on Monday will remain cooler than today, with highs in the upper 70s to upper 80s.
We know that many have one question on their minds for #Eclipse2017: Will there be clouds? Our confidence is increasing that, yes, there will be at least some clouds in the area from Monday morning through afternoon. It might not be completely cloudy, though, and our confidence is low on where clouds will cover more or less of the sky. Keep in mind that eclipse viewing crowds are looking for those clear skies, and as they follow the clearer areas, traffic could become especially congested leading up to the eclipse. If you’re on the roads (for eclipse viewing or any other reasons), please be especially careful and prepare for slow-downs.
Timing is everything to view the eclipse properly. For our area, the eclipse begins around 1134 to 1140 am, peaks at 1259 to 106 pm, and ends around 224 to 233 pm. Times are dependent on your location. All times listed in CDT.