Storms could interfere in southeast Oklahoma and north Texas elipse viewing


Hate to ruin your plans if you intend on driving to southeast Oklahoma or north Texas on Monday for the rare solar eclipse.

But there’s a strong chance clouds will interfere in your viewing prospects. Stormy weather is in the Monday forecast for those two regions of the country.

Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley and it could not only mean cloudy weather but put eclipse travelers at risk. The path of the total eclipse when the moon will block the sun, stretches from New Mexico and Texas northeast to Maine. Dallas will be among the nation’s major cities where eclipse watchers will gather.

But Dallas and southea st Oklahoma as well as parts of Arkansas and Louisiana are at increased risks of damaging thunderstorms on Monday according to the nation’s Storm Prediction Center.