AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION:
MAINLY CLEAR TO START WEEKEND, RAIN TO END IT: We will have mainly sunny skies Saturday and increasing clouds Sunday. Showers and t-storms will move through Sunday night into Monday morning, which may leave us mostly cloudy around eclipse time.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: High pressure will work to our east Saturday and give us mainly sunny skies and a southerly wind that will warm us up. Highs will be in the mid-80s south and the upper 70s north. We will spend most of the day Sunday with partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the lower 80s south and the mid-70s north.
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY: Showers/t-storms will develop and move west to east across the forecast area late Sunday and into the early morning hours Monday. It will leave most of us with mostly cloudy skies around peak eclipse time of 1 PM. There may be a few breaks of partly cloudy skies around this time. We should continue the trend of decreasing clouds through the evening. Highs Monday will be in the upper 70s south and near 70 north.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: High pressure will work in and keep us dry through this timeframe. We might see a dry cold front pass through and cool temps a little, but highs will stay mainly in the lower to mid-80s south and the mid-70s north through this timeframe.
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FARGO 7 DAY PLANNER:
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers/t-storms. Temps fall from the 70s into the 60s this evening. Winds W 5-15 mph.
SATURDAY: Sunny skies. Low: 58. High: 86. Winds S 10-15 mph.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance of PM showers/t-storms. Low: 61. High: 81. Winds N 5-15 mph.
SOLAR ECLIPSE MONDAY: Showers/t-storms move through in the morning, skies turn mostly cloudy by the afternoon. Low: 60. High: 78. Winds NE 5-15 mph.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Low: 56. High: 81.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and dry. Low: 55 High: 82.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Low: 56 High: 85.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 58. High: 81.
Updated by Meteorologist Hutch Johnson