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Sunshine Still Expected on Eclipse Day

John Gibson
Cloudy skies over the Evansville Riverfront

But rain is in the forecast both Sunday and Monday night

Mostly sunny skies are still expected for the solar eclipse Monday afternoon, but forecasters are cautioning rain is in the forecast before and after the event. WNIN’s John Gibson has the latest:

National Weather Service Forecaster Ryan Presley says showers are likely and thunderstorms are possible in the Evansville area on Sunday.

But he says skies should clear by midday Monday:

"Actually, right around noon looking to be perhaps about the prime time when the fewest amount of cloud cover would be around."

The eclipse begins at 12:45 with totality just after 2 p.m.

Presley notes another system of clouds and rain is expected to move in Monday night:

"So, any shift in the Sunday system and the system that comes in Monday night could alter the eclipse viewing potential but we're hoping for now that things you know, kind of stay as is. We'll keep an eye on it though as we go forward."

Eclipse watchers must wear certified eclipse glasses to look at the sun or risk permanent vision damage.

The glasses can only be removed during totality.