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Clouds increasing on day of solar eclipse

Clouds increasing on day of solar eclipse

The percentage of cloud cover in the Midlands is ranging between 44 and 63 percent, according to the National Weather Service's latest update on cloud cover chances come 2 p.m. We are categorizing the day as "partly sunny", which basically means even though there will be some cloud cover, at most times, the disc of the sun will be visible in the sky, even though there may not be an abundance of blue color.

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Today, the forecast looks a tad more encouraging. A chance of storms later in the day Monday.

Tonight there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight, and the low will be around 77.

Remember that, to view the solar eclipse live, you need special glasses!

"There's a warm front moving through the area and there could be some scattered showers and thunderstorms", he said.

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- A flood warning for Butler, Seward and Saline Counties in eastern Nebraska due to recent, heavy rains. High-resolution forecast data suggests a few isolated pop-up showers or a storm may develop.

Saturday was a hot and muggy day with a few passing showers and thunderstorms.

The partial eclipse in our area will begin around 1:15 p.m. reaching its peak around 2:35 p.m. and wrapping up around 3:50 p.m. Still, these spots have much more clear sky than clouds today. Highs will be in the lower 80s around Colorado Springs and near 90 around Pueblo.

Once the storms pass through the area we'll see a cold front move into Central Oregon. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Scattered thunderstorms were also expected thanks to a formation of a sea breeze about one-and-a-half hours ahead of eclipse totality, according to the National Weather Service.

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