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Heat index to top high 90s for Eclipse Day

(MGN Online)

Skywatchers heading out for the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday will want to dress cool and pack the sunscreen.

Fox 17 News This Morning Meteorologist Craig Edwards said while temperatures will be in the low 90s for most of the day, it will feel more like the high 90s.

The partial eclipse will start just before noon before on Aug. 21. The moon completely blocks out the sun around 1:27 p.m. on Aug. 21. Nashville will be among the areas with a front-row-seat to the eclipse. The moon will cast a shadow smaller than the Earth, meaning only those areas in the shadow will see the eclipse.

One thing to note, Craig said the temperature will actually drop about 5 degrees.

Remember, if you plan to watch the eclipse make sure to have the property safety glasses or an alternate way to view.

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