Will the Weather Eclipse the Eclipse?

Total Solar Eclipse
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Metroplex viewers of Monday’s total solar eclipse will still experience love in the dark for the rare occurrence despite the expected cloud cover.

“Once upon a time, there was light in my life, but now there’s only love in the dark” are familiar lyrics from Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse Of The Heart.” This song from the early 1980s has recently seen a resurgence in celebration of the total solar eclipse.

Much like the lyrics, many may be disappointed that what they seek to see may differ from what they get. A hazy morning will bring with it cloud coverage and developing storms, especially southeast of DFW, according to CBS News Texas.

Due to the dissipation of low clouds, the National Weather Service noted that the best viewing conditions in the area may be north of I-20.

Severe weather is expected to occur just a few hours after totality and may continue into Tuesday morning. A hail threat Monday evening is a cause for concern across all of North Texas, with hailstones as large as golf balls and even softballs possible.

The temperature for April 8 is expected to be in the lower 80s, and the winds will be gentle, blowing from the south at 5-10 mph. As the night approaches, there will be an increase in the chance of showers and thunderstorms, reaching up to 90%. The lows are expected to be in the lower 60s, and the winds will be blowing from the southeast at 5-10 mph. On Tuesday, showers with thunderstorms are likely to occur, and the temperature will be cooler, with highs around 70. The winds will be blowing from the east at 10-15 mph.

Additionally, there is a possibility of tornadoes Monday evening and into Tuesday morning. It is highly recommended that individuals plan ahead and determine a safe place to take shelter in case a tornado warning is issued. Please stay aware of the weather conditions and take necessary precautions to ensure your safety.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Dallas residents and visitors alike to witness the spectacular natural phenomenon. It is worth noting that Dallas will be in the path of totality for the first time in almost 150 years, making it an even more significant event.

The exciting event will begin at 12:23 p.m., with the totality phase lasting for about four minutes, from 1:40 p.m. to 1:44 p.m. After this, the eclipse will continue until it ends at around 3:02 p.m.

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