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UPDATE: Las Vegas residents travel south to beat eclipse clouds

Posted at 3:40 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 11:00:24-04
UPDATE 3:30 P.M. AUG. 21: While clouds obscured the view of the eclipse for many around Las Vegas, that didn't stop some area residents from catching the event.
Dozens of Las Vegans drove for miles to get out of the rain and watch the eclipse, many in the area between Jean and Primm, not too far from the California border.
"As the momentum built to come out here today we were like yeah no we gotta go get in the car we gotta go right now!" Jen Jones said. "So it's been a really fun thing and exciting and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity."
There were still some clouds but the cloud cover was light enough that locals were able to see the eclipse. That was also the case around some parts of the Las Vegas valley where the clouds broke up enough for residents to see the eclipse.

Clouds and showers are already around this morning. Temperatures in the 80s now will only climb to the mid-90s this afternoon. Rain is most likely this morning and a few isolated storms may return this afternoon. Unfortunately, it looks like viewing of the eclipse will be poor for the Las Vegas valley due to the cloud cover.

The system will take its time pushing east, which means chances for isolated showers are possible through Wednesday. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies Tuesday and Wednesday and mainly sunny skies Thursday. Highs will be in the upper 90s to near 100 those days.

A drying trend and warm-up begins for the weekend.  Expect sunny to mainly sunny skies Friday through Sunday.  High temps will top out just under 105 Friday, then warm to 105 (or slightly above) on Saturday and Sunday.

For information on how to view the eclipse safely click here.