We're a day away from the 2024 Solar Eclipse and much of the Tristate area is in the actual path of totality. Here in Owensboro, Kentucky, we're just outside of that area of total darkness. In fact, last Friday during my morning radio show, Eyewitness News Meteorologist Ron Rhodes urged listeners in the Owensboro area who want to experience a total eclipse of the sun to "drive west!"

Well, here's the good news for residents of Daviess County, Kentucky who don't want to go too far from home to experience this once-in-a-couple-of-decades opportunity.

While much of the local news leading up to the eclipse has centered around Evansville, Indiana and the influx of visitors to that city, there is a tiny sliver of Daviess County that lies in that path of totality.

Ron's colleague in the weather center, Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart, shared this map on social media.

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As you can see, there's a section (albeit an incredibly small one) of northwest Daviess County that could/should experience a total solar eclipse. Basically, it's the area north and west of Stanley. Have you ever heard of Newman, Kentucky? Well, that's a good area to head on Monday.

If you decide to stay in Owensboro, you won't quite experience a total eclipse, but it will be really close. For reference, it will be darker than it was back in 2017 when Hopkinsville, Kentucky (which lies southwest of us) was in the path of totality.

If you plan to view the eclipse (and it seems everyone is looking forward to it), the National Weather Service has shared some important eclipse safety tips.

Here in the Tristate, the total eclipse is expected to begin at approximately 2:04pm CST, Monday, April 8th.

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