Solar eclipse forecast: No major weather systems

Eclipse will happen on August 21, 2017

An annular solar eclipse is seen from downtown Denver as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains in May 2012. (David Zalubowski/AP)
An annular solar eclipse is seen from downtown Denver as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains in May 2012. (David Zalubowski/AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — From time to time, one can take a forecast from 7-to-10 days out and end up with a matching forecast when the day comes. That being said, more often than not, the forecast will change multiple times within a week.

We are now 6 days to the Total Solar Eclipse and weather models are working out information. At this time the forecast looks to be relatively favorable for the eclipse viewing.

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From just one day, changes have occurred between our 2 major model sources, but both lining up in better agreement.

No major weather systems appear to be in close proximity. Any disturbances tend to stay north or completely away from the Pacific Northwest.

This could change, but if we continue with a similar forecast moving into the end of the work week, we will have better confidence.

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At this time, I wouldn’t worry about the plans that you have in place for the viewing.

Here are a few weather models for the morning of the eclipse. Some pushing clouds across the state, but nothing too concerning at this time.