Forecast not looking good for eclipse viewing, National Weather Service says

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Cloud cover will making viewing the solar eclipse difficult today in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Cousins said there are weakening storms and showers still west of the corridor. Those storms should move through the area around 11 a.m., but will leave overcast skies in their wake. That means viewing the solar eclipse — which will peak locally at 1:12 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. — will be difficult.

“The biggest impact will be from the clouds today,” Cousins said. “You’ll still notice it’s getting darker, but you may not see the moon moving across the sun.”

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