Last time on the path of totality

Photo of author


US News

Updated weather forecasts for the 2024 solar eclipse show good news and bad news.

The good news: In the Big Apple, conditions will likely be better than expected and New Yorkers will have a good photo of seeing the eclipse.

The bad news: For Texas and parts of the Great Lakes in the path of totality, there is a risk of being missed entirely due to increasing cloud cover, Fox Weather meteorologist Dax Clark told The Post.

That means hundreds of thousands of eclipse tourists may have paid a lot of money to look at the cloudy skies.

The long-awaited eclipse – during which the moon will pass in front of and block the sun – will travel from south central Texas through the Ohio Valley and into New England before traveling through northeastern Canada.

The event will cast a shadow of darkness lasting a few seconds over some 32 million Americans.

Specialized Eclipse glasses are essential. to watch regardless of where you watch the show.

New York City is shaping up to be a great place to enjoy Monday’s solar eclipse, according to current forecasts. fake images

Here’s what the weather forecast looks like through Monday for several major cities along the path of totality.

New York: “Pretty good shape”

While previous forecasts predicted heavy cloudiness and bad weather for the Big Apple on Monday, New Yorkers will be in “pretty good shape” for Feast your eyes on the historic solar eclipse.

“There will be temperatures below 60 degrees. There will be some clouds, but they will be high clouds. You can see through them, so it doesn’t completely obstruct the view,” Clark said.

Although New York City is outside the total eclipse path, approximately 91% of the eclipse will be visible from the city around 3:25 p.m.

“Cloud coverage could be around 50%, but again, it will be those high clouds. So we should be in pretty good shape here,” Clark added.

Austin: bad luck

Austin, Texas, will likely be cloudy on Monday as the eclipse passes over the Texas capital. AP

Texans will be out of luck on Monday, as forecasts show clouds will likely cover the skies during the eclipse before severe storms hit the region later in the day.

“They’re not in the best area,” Clark said.

Forecasts on Sunday showed that the region will be almost completely covered by clouds when the eclipse is expected to pass through the area, where it will be seen in its entirety from 1:40 p.m. CDT to 1:44 p.m.

“There is a good chance that the skies will be covered by 80 to 90 percent clouds and there may even be thunderstorms throughout the entirety of Austin and nearby parts of Texas.”

Buffalo: questionable visibility

Monday is likely to be cloudy as the eclipse passes through Buffalo. fake images

Things were looking a little clearer for Buffalo as tourists flocked to some of upstate New York’s major cities ahead of this once-in-a-lifetime event, although the forecast was still up in the air Sunday.

“They are another one that is going to be questionable. It looks pretty cloudy right now,” Clark said.

While temperatures will be in the 60s, there will likely be about 80% cloud coverage when the eclipse reaches the region.

“You may not be able to see the eclipse from there,” Clark said.

If the clouds disperse, the eclipse can be seen in its entirety starting at 3:18 p.m.

Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio: clearing the clouds

Things will start off cloudy in Cincinnati and Columbus, where temperatures will hover around 60 degrees before skies begin to clear.

“I think it will be better, there will be breaks in the clouds because they will be about to disappear,” Clark said. “It won’t be ideal, but I don’t think it will be a complete failure for anyone in Ohio.”

Towards the north, towards Toledo, the conditions will be even better to enjoy the solar spectacle.

“They will have a very good visualization. “They will have partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies.”

Although it is on Lake Erie, where the clouds will likely converge, Cleveland is in a similar situation, as the forecast shows the skies will likely clear as the eclipse passes through the region.

Dallas: Storms and clouds

People have been traveling across the country to be within the path of totality of the eclipse. ALEX HICKS JR./USA TODAY / RED USA TODAY

Dallas, like Austin, will likely be hit by strong storms on Monday night, but there is still a chance that residents could see the eclipse during the day.

“There is a risk of severe weather there tomorrow, but they will occur after the eclipse,” Clark said.

Temperatures should be around 75 degrees Fahrenheit with 60% cloud coverage, although there will be breaks in that coverage, Clark said.

“Storms should wait until after 4:5 p.m.,” he said, adding that clouds will likely increase during the eclipse due to the impending storm.

Indianapolis: ‘One of the best cities in the country’

There will be clear skies in the path of totality as the eclipse moves across the Crossroads of America around 3:06 p.m.

“Indy looks great. They will probably be one of the best cities in the country in terms of viewing,” Clark said.

Temperatures will likely be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and partly cloudy.

Louisville: Rain, then clear

Indianapolis and Louisville will likely be great places to enjoy the eclipse. Accuweather

As in Indianapolis, conditions will be optimal for viewing the eclipse in Louisville.

The forecast for Monday shows a high of 74 degrees Fahrenheit with a slight chance of showers early in the morning.

Those showers are likely to eliminate any cloud cover before the eclipse passes through the region around 3:07 p.m.

Rochester: 80% cloud cover

Like its fellow Western New York metropolises, Rochester might best look for an area within the eclipse’s path of totality.

“Collectively, it looks like about 80 percent cloud coverage,” Clark said.

“I will say things are looking better in upstate New York and the areas along the Great Lakes,” he added, “but they’re not looking very good.”

San Antonio: ‘It’s not looking very good’

Like other parts of Texas, skies are likely too cloudy in San Antonio for residents to fully experience the solar eclipse.

The forecast shows a 30% chance of isolated thunderstorms and showers, and about 90% cloud coverage,” Clark said.

“It doesn’t look very good,” Clark said.

Load more…

Copy URL to share

Leave a comment