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Warm, mostly sunny day for Eclipse Day 2017; Tuesday looks unsettled

Eclipse Day is here.

People have been planning their entire schedule’s around it — and while those in the Finger Lakes won’t see a complete eclipse — there will still be something interesting to see with a significant portion of the sun getting covered up in the afternoon.

The next total solar eclipse won’t come until April 8th, 2024, which makes today even more unique.

In 2024, the Finger Lakes will see a 100 percent eclipse, which will begin around 2:07 pm — lasting more than 2 hours and 26 minutes. The full-eclipse will last two minutes, and at that point take place around 3:21 pm.

According to FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montrueil there will be ‘ample’ opportunity to watch this year’s eclipse. That said, some of the afternoon clouds could briefly challenge that viewing.

The eclipse will briefly hold down temperatures — as a portion of the sun gets blocked by the moon. Monday’s high will be in the mid-80s, according to Montreuil, who notes that the eclipse will knock down temperatures until they begin rising again around 4 pm.

Everything you need to know about the solar eclipse, and how to stay safe watching

Tuesday will be steamy, with the threat of some severe weather, according to forecasters.

The National Weather Service notes that an accompanying low pressure system, which will be moving to the region’s north — will set off some afternoon thunderstorms. Those storms could produce damaging winds, hail, and even the very minimal threat for tornadoes.

Frequently lightning, and heavy rains are the primary, and more-concerning threat for those living in the Finger Lakes.

Read more on the forecast from FLXWeather.com

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 88. Southwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 61. West wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 73.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

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