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An Aurora Display Looks Likely Tonight Across All Of Western & Central Mass – The Question Is Will There Be Clouds Or Not

For Tonight: A huge sunspot ejected the largest Coronal Mass Ejection towards Earth since 2003 and 2005. This has led to a Severe Geomagnetic Storm which has just impacted the Earth. The question becomes whether these Severe Geomagnetic Storm conditions will persist through all of tonight or not. If they do, it will lead to widespread Aurora displays as far south as Virginia and the Carolinas, as well as far south as Kansas and Oklahoma. In fact, an Aurora may be possible to see on the northern horizon as far south as north Florida, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California.

The big question is how much cloud cover will there be tonight and will it ruin our chances of seeing an Aurora across the region.

I do think that the night will start out cloudy across the area, but looks to become partly cloudy for several hours during the after midnight hours of tonight. While not perfect, there could be enough breaks in the clouds so that you can see any Auroras that occur. Best advice to see an Aurora is to get out of the city lights and find a dark location with a good northern view.

Bundle up if you are outside tonight as low temperatures will be between 35 and 40 Degrees. Winds will be North to Northeast at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: An area of high pressure will try to nudge into the region during Saturday.

This will lead to a partly sunny day to occur with high temperatures near 55 Degrees. Winds will be East at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: An upper level low pressure system will push towards the region during Saturday night.

It appears that there will be plenty of clouds around during Saturday night and this will ruin any chances of seeing a second night of Aurora displays, which are expected across much of the northern and middle United States. Low temperatures will be near 40 Degrees. Winds will be East at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: That upper level low pressure system is expected to be positioned over the region throughout the day on Sunday.

This means that skies will be cloudy throughout the day on Sunday. There’s the possibility for a very isolated shower or two during the mid and late afternoon hours. That said, I think a majority of the area should stay dry on Sunday.

High temperatures will be between 55 and 60 Degrees. Winds will be Southeast at 5 to 10 mph.

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