Eclipse forecast | What to expect during the solar eclipse

Here is a look at the weather on the day of the total solar eclipse.

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.

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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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