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Weather to spoil solar eclipse Monday near La Crosse, but here’s the best spot, according to the National Weather Service



FILE - The eagle sculpture glows in the sunset, highlighting the entrance to La Crosse's Riverside Park (PHOTO: Rick Solem)

All the hype over the solar eclipse today could be foiled by the weather.

While the eclipse won’t totally happen in La Crosse, the sun will be about 85% covered by the moon today, beginning around 12:50 p.m. and hitting its max just after 2 p.m.

But, the National Weather Service (NWS) – La Crosse says mostly cloudy conditions may spoil it all.

“If there are some breaks in the clouds it would be primarily south of Interstate 90,” NWS – La Crosse posted.

Don’t feel bad, though, if you think you could have traveled elsewhere to see it in full. Most of that path of totality in the US is cloud covered during that 2-3 hour stretch.

The best chances of seeing the eclipse near La Crosse would be from Omaha, Neb., east into northern Indiana and southwest Lower Michigan.

Plus, severe thunderstorms and heavy rain may also impact portions of the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley around and after the time of the eclipse.

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