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Drizzles today, and great weather Saturday

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

(WRCB) - Good Friday!  We have an astronomical triple play going on today.  Today is 1) the vernal equinox, which is when we roughly have the same amount of day and night, 2) a solar eclipse, which takes place when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun, blotting out the sun (unfortunately this eclipse is not visible in the U.S.), and a "super moon" in which either a new or full moon occurs simultaneously with "perigee" (the point in the moon's orbit at which it is closest to earth).

Of more immediate concern may be the overcast skies and light drizzles that will make your commute a bit hazardous this morning.  We will continue to see drizzles through the early afternoon with a cool high of 63.  Heading into the evening we will start to skies clear out.  Spring will officially begin at 6:45pm, and it will almost be as if a switch were flipped.  Saturday will be amazing.  We can expect mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s.  Sunday will be nice for most of the day, although we will see clouds building as low pressure moves by to our south.  Sunday's high will also reach the low 70s.  We may see a few spotty showers Sunday night into Monday morning, then the rest of Monday will be warm and dry with a high of 73.

For the latest, download the WRCB weather app.     David Karnes

FRIDAY:

8am... Overcast/Drizzles, 49

Noon... Overcast/Drizzles, 58

5pm... Mostly Cloudy, 63

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