ATLANTA - Today is the day many will witness a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse. In Metro Atlanta, you can expect to see about 80 percent coverage but up in northeast Georgia, there will be a total eclipse. Here is a look at the forecast.
You're looking at mostly sunny skies today and there will be a few clouds bubbling up during daytime heating. The high temperature will be 91 degrees with the warmest times being in the afternoon. The solar eclipse is happening between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. when temperatures will hover around 85 and 86 degrees.
We're expecting fair skies with a few clouds around. They shouldn't be a problem for watching the eclipse.
11Alive's Chesley McNeil and Chris Holcomb are in Rabun Gap, Ga. to watch the eclipse. Local cities and organizations are already ramping up their plans ahead of a historic moment. 11Alive will be live throughout the day starting with the morning show and will air the total solar eclipse from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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Though a near total eclipse will be visible in a far wider area, Rabun County is one of only a handful of spots in northeast Georgia that will experience the totality of the eclipse - where the sun will align completely behind the moon.
There could even be a small temperature drop during full totality.
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