TAMPA, Fla. -- To fully enjoy the solar eclipse, you'll -- of course -- need to see the sun.

But a quick shower over or even a passing cumulus could hamper the view.

The latest cloud forecast places the Tampa Bay region at around 30-50 percent with partly cloudy skies at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. Check out the latest cloud cover forecast on Pivotal Weather, which uses NOAA's global forecast model.

The latest National Weather Service graphic shows the Tampa Bay region with partly cloudy skies at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

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Full forecast: Tampa Bay area weather

The eclipse begins at 1:17 p.m. in Tampa, with the maximum eclipse at 2:50 p.m. It ends at 4:14 p.m.

Monday will pan out as a typical summertime Florida day, with hot weather and the hit-or-miss chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

Although some passing clouds could obscure the sun for some time, there's a good chance of getting a nice view of this celestial event.

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