On August 21, 2017, the solar eclipse that the country has been waiting for will be here. While some may not be able to view the eclipse, others will see it partially or in its complete totality. While it’s important to remember for safety eyewear for viewing the eclipse, it’s also essential to stay in the know when it comes to the day’s weather forecast. For those in the path of totality, as well as larger cities throughout the United States, we’ve provided a rundown of the weather forecasts for the day. According to USA Today, those in Oregon and Idaho will have the best viewing capabilities, with clear skies in the forecast. As the eclipse makes its way across the nation, to South Carolina, there’s a chance that clouds may get in the way. According to the National Weather Service, clouds are possible on the coast areas of Oregon, but clear skies are expected in Salem, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; and Casper, Wyoming. Meanwhile, portions of Nebraska and Missouri may encounter scattered showers as Weather.com reports that the Midwest and northern/central Plains may be dealing with showers and thunderstorms.
Let’s get into more specific areas for the eclipse weather tomorrow.
PATH OF TOTALITY STATES
Georgia: A small portion of Georgia can see the eclipse in its totality and clear skies are predicted. Temperatures throughout Georgia should be in the 80’s and 90’s.
Idaho: Mostly clear skies are expected and outside temperature will be mainly in the 50’s and go up to the early 60’s in some areas.
Kansas: Kansas temperatures are going to be in the 70’s and clear skies are expected, though areas like Leavenworth may have scattered clouds.
Kentucky: The weather in Kentucky will be in the 80’s and many areas will have clear viewings skies. However, places near Madisonville, Kentucky may have to deal with a mostly cloudy sky.
Missouri: The temperature tomorrow should range from the 70’s to the 80’s and many areas will have clear skies for the day. Areas including Marshall and Kansas City, however, may have a few clouds to deal with. Overall, though, it should be clear to view the eclipse.
Nebraska: Clear skies are expected in Nebraska, with temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s.
Oregon: Skies will mainly be clear and temperature will range from the 50’s to the 60’s. The coast of Oregon may deal with some clouds, but should be able to view the eclipse it its totality.
South Carolina: South Carolina is an important state in the path of totality for the eclipse. Temperatures are expected in the 80’s and 90’s, along with clear skies. However, in the Charleston area, mostly cloudy has been noted. So, this may or may not affect your viewing of the eclipse.
Wyoming: Temperatures across Wyoming range from the 50’s to the low 70’s for the day and many areas are predicted to have clear skies. Places near Casper, Wyoming may have to deal with a haze in the sky, however. And areas near Jackson may have scattered clouds.
LARGE CITY WEATHER FORECASTS
Boston, Massachusetts: Temperatures will have a high of 87 degrees and the area is predicted to be sunny.
Chicago, Illinois: According to Weather.com, Chicago is dealing with mostly cloudy skies and some scattered thunderstorm possibilities tomorrow.
Columbus, Ohio: For the Columbus area, there is a high of 88 degrees expected and mostly sunny skies.
Dallas, Texas: Dallas residents can expect a high of 93 degrees tomorrow and clear skies of sunshine.
Denver, Colorado: If you are in Denver, Colorado, Weather.com predicts a mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day, with a 20% chance of rain.
Jacksonville, Florida: Monday is expected to hit a high of 88 degrees, but clouds and thunderstorms are predicted, with a 40% chance of rain.
Los Angeles, California: Expect a high of 77 degrees in the area and sunny skies.
Miami, Florida: Miami is predicted to have a high temperature of 90 degrees, with a 50% chance of rain. Weather.com forecasts the skies as partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms.
Nashville, Tennessee: There may be a few afternoon clouds, with a 10% chance of rain, but the weather is predicted to be mainly sunny skies, with a high temperature of 93 degrees.
New York, New York: Mostly sunny with a high of 86 degrees is expected.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: There might be scattered clouds, but mainly open skies are predicted. There is a 10% chance of rain, but most likely that will not be an issue.
Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix is supposed to hit a high temperature of 103 degrees and will have sunny skies.