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Clouds, rain in forecast for Las Vegas eclipse

Clouds, rain in forecast for Las Vegas eclipse
Posted at 9:46 AM, Aug 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-19 13:39:26-04

It could be bad news for those of you who are excited about the partial solar eclipse here in Las Vegas on Monday. It looks like it might be a bit cloudy and it could rain.

The chance of precipitation on Monday right now is about 40 percent.

It should be partly cloudy right around 9 a.m. when the eclipse begins.The eclipse will be at its peak at 10:27 a.m. The rain is predicted to begin around 11 a.m.

But, we still should be able to see some of the eclipse and if you have lived in Las Vegas for a while, you know that the weather here changes often and is often unpredictable.

The good news is that it will be a bit cooler. The high temperature for Monday is expected to be around 96 degrees. The normal high is 101 degrees.

It will be a couple degrees warmer on Tuesday and the chances for rain drop to about 13 percent.

To get the latest eclipse forecasts, check out the eclipse section on our website.