We are now close enough to a pretty clear forecast of where clouds are going to heavily impact eclipse viewing. The short version: models have come around to an extensive clouds across much of the country scenario.

  • Texas is basically a no-go if you can flex around. There is a chance of cloud breaks in far NE Texas and SE Oklahoma, but you will absolutely have clouds in this region and very poor viewing conditions across much of Texas. 
  • Arkansas will be a mixed bag of clouds and sun. There will likely be some areas with prime viewing conditions and some areas with the eclipse partially or totally obscured.
  • According to models, Missouri and Illinois are in danger of having clouds spoil the party. High clouds may very well overspread this region, according to the highest-resolution guidance.
  • Scattered clouds also seem more likely to be present in Indiana and Ohio.
  • The mid-Atlantic Region also looks to have lots of clouds, with some low clouds possible along with high clouds across Pennsylvania and New York.
  • The only place we expect prime viewing conditions remains New England, with parts of Vermont, New Hampshire, and especially Maine being mostly cloud-free.