Eclipse, back-to-school Monday forecast

Eclipse, back-to-school Monday forecast

First up: Yes there will be some cloud cover in spots during the 11am to 2pm time period today across northeastern OK. Basically, forecast models bring an uptick in shower and thunderstorm activity Monday morning for the Savannah area (40-50 percent chances) with 30-40 percent chances up the SC coast.

It's been almost 40 years since a total solar eclipse was visible in the continental United States. Cloudy skies mean the decrease will not be as drastic. You can see through mid to high level clouds so you should be able to see the solar eclipse.

Tuesday and Wednesday a large ridge will remain across the region and become the controlling feature before a cold front approaches the region later on Wednesday.

A cold front moves through Tuesday bringing widespread rain, it will be heavy at times.

The National Weather Service is calling for mostly sunny conditions in the Genesee Valley, with a high near 88 degrees. Storms are expected by the evening hours as that front passes across the Commonwealth.

A tropical wave will be exiting to the west into the Gulf of Mexico early on Monday.

Late Monday night and into Tuesday is our next expected chance for showers and storms. It is going to be a hot one, with temperatures in the low to mid-90s, so I would setup near a shaded area and pack a few extra bottles of water. Highs in the 70's take over with cool overnight low in the 50's during this period.

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