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Weather might negatively impact view of eclipse in Eastern Idaho

Weather might negatively impact view of eclipse in Eastern Idaho

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POCATELLO, Idaho — Skies could be partly cloudy on Monday in East Idaho, which could negatively affect people’s view of the first total solar eclipse to cross the nation in 99 years.

Greg Kaiser, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service forecast office in Pocatello, told the Idaho State Journal they are currently predicting partly cloudy skies around the time of the eclipse. There is also a low chance of showers.

“(The view) wouldn’t be as good if clouds are out,” Kaiser said. “Depending on the amount of cloud cover, it’s possible it could cover the sun.”

But the eclipse is still several days away and conditions could change between now and then. Kaiser said they will be more confident in their predictions as the weekend approaches, so he encourages people to monitor the latest forecasts.

Kaiser expects temperatures to be in the 80s on Monday, although they will likely be in the 70s around the time of the eclipse.

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