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Stay away, clouds! Eclipse day weather forecast in SC

Here's what the solar eclipse will look like as it crosses SC

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible in parts of South Carolina. Here's an animation of what the sun will look like as it crosses the state — even in the places that do not sit in the path of totality.
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On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible in parts of South Carolina. Here's an animation of what the sun will look like as it crosses the state — even in the places that do not sit in the path of totality.

There’s a chance Mother Nature won’t cooperate Monday for the much-hyped solar eclipse.

The full eclipse itself starts shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday and lasts anywhere from 90 seconds to 2 minutes and 30 seconds in South Carolina for areas in the “path of totality.” That includes such cities as Greenville, Columbia and Charleston.

Here are the latest official forecasts (updated Thursday) from the National Weather Service for those cities on Aug. 21:

▪  Greenville: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

▪  Columbia: Partly sunny, with a high near 93. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

▪  Charleston: Partly sunny, with a high near 88. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate and you can’t see the actual eclipse, the sky will darken when the event occurs.

SC eclipse times

Location

Partial eclipse

starts

Total eclipse

starts

Total eclipse

ends

Partial eclipse

ends

Clemson, Seneca

1:08 pm

2:37 pm

2:39 pm

4:03 pm

Greenville, Anderson

1:09 pm

2:38 pm

2:39 pm

4:03 pm

Greenwood, Laurens, Abbeville

1:10 pm

2:39 pm

2:42 pm

4:04 pm

Newberry

1:11 pm

2:40 pm

2:42 pm

4:05 pm

Columbia

1:13 pm

2:41 pm

2:44 pm

4:06 pm

Orangeburg, Sumter

1:14 pm

2:43 pm

2:45 pm

4:07 pm

Lake Moultrie

1:15 pm

2:44 pm

2:47 pm

4:08 pm

Charleston, Mount Pleasant

1:17 pm

2:46 pm

2:48 pm

4:10 pm

▪  Totality comes in Greenville at 2:38 p.m., lasting about 2 minutes and 10 seconds.

▪  Totality comes in Columbia at 2:41 p.m., lasting 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

▪  Totality comes in Charleston at 2:46 p.m., lasting about 1 minutes and 31 seconds.

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