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Eclipse Day Could Be Cloudy, Rainy

NWS Paducah

But forecasters say it's still too soon to know the April 8th weather

The April 8th eclipse is one week away – close enough to get an idea about the weather that day. WNIN’s John Gibson takes a look:

The National Weather Service says a low pressure system is expected to move through the Northern Plains that day, which could bring increasing clouds and light rain to the Evansville area.

But forecasters caution the event is still “quite a ways out” and uncertainty remains high.

Eclipse watchers are hoping for a clear sky to watch the event but as WFIE meteorologist Arden Gregory pointed out recently, April is a rainy month:

"You know, April showers bring May flowers. That's a saying for a reason. The odds of us having clear blue skies, not a cloud in sight, pretty slim."

At this point, forecasters expect temperatures to reach the low 70’s on eclipse day with winds topping out at 20 miles an hour.

Forecasters will have a better idea about cloud cover and rain chances as the event gets closer.

The moon will eclipse the sun just after 2:00 p.m. on April 8th, turning day into night for about three minutes in Evansville.

Certified eclipse glasses must be worn to look at the sun.