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Your Solar Eclipse Forecast for Schuylkill County

A mostly sunny sky should create ideal eclipse viewing conditions.

Typically, we can’t have nice things in Schuylkill County.

For instance, any time we’d be looking at the potential of seeing some phenomenon in the sky, we’re often greeted by the cloudiest day you could possibly imagine.

So, that would lead us to believe that today’s solar eclipse would be a total dud and we’d just look at the sky and not see the moon pass in front of the sun.

Well, that’s not going to happen … the clouds, that is. The eclipse is definitely going to happen, or at least that’s what they say.

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National Weather Service says it’ll be a mostly sunny day here with a high temperature at or near 60°. That should mean you’ll have no trouble viewing the solar eclipse here.

However, in the path of totality, west of here, that’s not the case. A large portion of the path where there will be a total solar eclipse will be shrouded in cloud cover this afternoon.

So, we may get a better view of the eclipse – even if it’s not quite a total eclipse – than those who traveled for miles and miles just to get a glimpse.

Schuylkill County 7-day Forecast

Here’s the latest 7-day forecast for Pottsville from National Weather Service …

Monday ☀️: Mostly sunny, with temperatures rising to near 60°. A calm morning breeze turns south at 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

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Monday Night 🌤️: Partly cloudy, cooling to around 45°. South wind at 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday 🌤️: Partly sunny, with a pleasant high near 72°. Light wind turning northwest at around 6 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night 🌧️☁️: Showers likely, especially after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low near 53°. South wind around 7 mph. Precipitation chance: 60%.

Wednesday 🌦️☁️: Morning showers likely, mainly before 8 a.m. Mostly cloudy, high near 64°. Rain chance: 60%.

Wednesday Night 🌧️☁️: Showers likely again, mainly after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54°. Precipitation likelihood: 70%.

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Thursday 🌧️💨: Persistent showers throughout the day. High near 63°, breezy. Rain is certain at 100%.

Thursday Night 🌧️⛈️💨: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 51°, breezy. Rain chance: 100%.

Friday 🌧️☁️💨: Showers likely, mostly cloudy, with a high near 58°. Breezy with a 70% chance of rain.

Friday Night 🌦️☁️💨: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, low around 43°, and breezy. Precipitation chance: 30%.

Saturday ☀️💨: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56°. Remaining breezy.

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Saturday Night 🌌💨: Mostly clear, with a low around 42°. Breezy.

Sunday ☀️: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65°.

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