Oregon solar eclipse forecast: Looking good

The solar eclipse will happen August 21, 2017

The skies are expected to be mostly clear in the path of totality on August 21, 2017 for the solar eclipse.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The skies will go dark Monday morning. That we know for sure. But will Oregon eclipse watchers get to see the eclipse?

The short answer: Yes!

KOIN 6 Meteorologist Joseph Dames said confidence is high with the current forecast for cloud coverage. It will be minimal for the Willamette Valley and Central/Eastern Oregon.

“Eye on the Eclipse” – a KOIN 6 News special at 8 p.m. Saturday

But it will likely come down to Monday morning for cloud coverage on the Central coast. The Friday forecast calls for morning clouds along the coast, but hard to be sure right now if they will be significant.

Smoke in the sky from the various wildfires may also cause some interference with viewing in Central Oregon — but not much.

If you have plans through Sunday, temperatures will be around 80 degrees. Mostly sunny on Friday, partly cloudy on Saturday, mostly sunny on Sunday.

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KOIN 6 Meteorologist Claire Anderson answered your questions in a Facebook Live session Thursday night: