DOWNTOWN — If you were planning on watching the eclipse from Chicago, think again.
Monday, when the eclipse will take place, could end up being cloudy in the city, said Charles Mott, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Those clouds could cause issues for those turning their eyes to the sky in hopes of watching the astronomical event.
"The cloud cover could" cause problems, Mott said. "That's the main thing that we're gonna be looking at during the weekend."
There's also a chance of rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms, Mott said. As of Friday morning, the chance for rain was 25 percent.
"That could pose a problem, also," Mott said.
The eclipse will start at 11:54 a.m., peak at 1:20 p.m. and the sky will return to normal by 2:42 p.m. In Chicago, the moon will appear to cover more than 86 percent of the sun (though Downstate Carbondale will get an even better view).