Where the weather cooperates, the United States--with the East Coast being the exception--will be treated to a spectacular solar eclipse late today.
For the best views of Sunday's "Ring of Fire" eclipse, head to places from northern California and neighboring southwestern Oregon to the Texas Panhandle.
Here, the sun will be reduced to what resembles a ring as the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth.
This "Ring of Fire," as described by Mike Wall of SPACE.com, will create a dazzling display for roughly 3 to 4 minutes over cities such as Medford, Ore., Redding, Calif., Reno, Nev., Cedar City, Utah, Albuquerque, N.M., and Lubbock, Texas.
Being able to see the eclipse is, of course, weather dependent. The good news is that Mother Nature will not ruin the show for many communities in the path of the complete eclipse.
The "Ring of Fire" will be visible since an annular eclipse is taking place late today as opposed to a total solar eclipse, according to Wall.
"In [the case of today's annular eclipse], the moon is close to apogee--the farthest point from Earth in its elliptical orbit around our planet--so it's a smidge too small in the sky to cover the solar disk completely."
Do not let the term 'annular' fool you into thinking that the show will be any less amazing than during a total eclipse. In fact, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson states that the display will be extra spectacular with the eclipse occurring right before sunset.
Please use caution when admiring the eclipse since serious eye damage can result if not done so safely.
The sun will transition to the spectacular "Ring of Fire" at the following times, which were calculated by NASA.
The rest of the United States will be able to witness at least a partial solar eclipse right before sunset; the timing of which is given below for select cities. The East Coast will be the exception as the sun will set prior to the brilliant display.
A change in the weather pattern will bring an extended period of dry and sunny conditions over much of the south-central United States.
SpaceX is preparing to launch another rocket into space, and as they do so, they will be monitoring the weather carefully to make sure that it does not interfere.
Residents of the southeastern United States may feel like the calendar has flipped ahead to Memorial Day with warm and muggy weather in place for the start of May.
May is picking up where April left off with record-challenging warmth surging back into the northwestern United States.
Dry days will be hard to come by in the northeastern United States for the first week of May as storm systems bring frequent rain to the region.
Torrential rain triggered flooding across southern Louisiana over the weekend, submerging streets and closing major highways.
Eastern U.S. (1812)
May snowstorm swept from Philadelphia northeastward to Maine. Snow covered ground in New York City; 12" accumulated near Keene, New Hampshire, 9" fell at Waltham, Mass., near Boston.
Severe snowstorm: 33.8" in Havre (24.8 inches of which fell in 24 hours).
New Orleans, LA (1978)
Persistent thunderstorms caused worst flooding in 30 years at New Orleans; lightning ignited an oil storage tank at Covent, LA.