FORECAST: A muggy & very warm afternoon with a few t-storms possible

CLEVELAND - Power of 5 Meteorologist Janessa Webb talks about today's eclipse and our chance for a few thunderstorms

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FORECAST SUMMARY:

It's a big day across Northeast Ohio! The Tribe come back home for several games, the Browns have a preseason game, and the eclipse takes place this afternoon!
For those outside, it's going to be a very warm and muggy day. Our highs will climb toward the upper 80s, heat index values will be in the lower 90s! It will stay warm through the evening as well.

When it comes to the eclipse, it will begin just after 1:00p and hit its peak at 2:30p. The eclipse will end just before 4p. The problem we'll have this afternoon: clouds. As talked about last week, clouds will likely stream in and thicken up. This will be thanks to two storm systems well off to our West. Those trying to view the eclipse won't have perfect conditions, but there should be a few breaks in the clouds. Anyone who promised a sunny sky today doesn't realize how the overall summer pattern has been in NE Ohio!

We also have the chance for a few showers and storms to pop up this afternoon. These will be spotty but could show up just after 3pm. Better chances appear to be near Akron/Canton.

On Tuesday, a cold front arrives and brings a greater chance for scattered thunderstorms to the area. Some may be strong in the afternoon with heavy rain and high wind gusts.

Behind the front, we finally cool off for a bit! Highs will settle into the middle 70s for a few days to round out the work week.

For more eclipse information, check out the videos I've made over at news5cleveland.com/eclipse


FORECAST

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy this afternoon, very warm and muggy. A chance for a spotty storm or two in the afternoon. High: 89° (Heat Index over 92°). Wind: SW 5-15

Tonight: Partly cloudy, still warm and muggy. Low: 74° Wind: SW 8-18 mph

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, still warm and muggy. Breezy with a good chance for afternoon rain and thunderstorms, some may be strong at times. High: 87° Wind: SW 10-20 mph

Wednesday: Clouds and sun mix, not near as warm. High: 79° Wind: W 8-18 mph
 

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