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Expanding Heat Wave; Heavy Rainfall Across the Upper Midwest and Gulf Coast; Snow for the Northern Rockies; Critical Fire Weather for Southwest

Diverse pattern across the country with accumulating heavy wet snow across the northern Rockies into the new week. Meanwhile, deep tropical moisture is expected to move ashore across the Gulf Coast States with the threat of heavy rainfall. This threat extends into the upper Midwest where flash flooding and a few severe storms. In addition, a heat wave is building from the Plains into Northeast. Read More >

A total solar eclipse will occur Monday, April 8, 2024, stretching from south central Texas through the Ohio Valley and then into the New England.  Here is the latest forecast information regarding expected cloud cover, in relationship to the path of totality and partial eclipse. These will be updated daily around 1130 am MDT.


 Key Messages for 2024 Total Solar EclipseUpdated April 7, 202412 PM EDT A total solar eclipse will occur Monday, April 8th. Know the forecast before you go: weather.govForecast may still changeFinal Update: Monday by 12 PM EDT“Totality or bust, check the forecast and adjust!”Interpreting Map Shading:Gray: Cloud cover is more likely to occur.Light gray/light blue- Greater uncertainty in the coverage of clouds.Unshaded- Clear skies more likely.Severe weather and flash flooding Developing around and after the time of the eclipse across parts of Texas into south Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas and west Louisiana, a few tornadoes, scattered to very large hail, and severe wind gusts will be possible. Use caution and check latest forecasts if traveling in these areas! Rain Showers20-30% chance during totality inOhio, northwest Pennsylvania, and western New York. Higher chances away from the path of totality across Northern Plains and from Tennessee Valley to central Apps.


Interactive cloud forecasts available and updated 24/7 are available here. (Use the time scroll bar toward the top of that page, and pan to area of interest).


Further information about the 2024 Solar Eclipse from NASA and the US Naval Observatory.


Can't make this one? If you're in Colorado, you'll only have to wait until August 12, 2045