Central Illinois: Rare Glimpse of Northern Lights Expected Tonight

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Residents of Central Illinois are in for a unique spectacle as the Northern Lights may be visible in the region tonight, courtesy of a severe solar storm. 

The National Weather Service has reported that coronal mass ejections from the sun could lead to visible auroral activity unusually far south, including Central Illinois. The prime viewing time is slated between 10 PM and 4 AM, with skies forecasted to clear partially after midnight, enhancing visibility.

In addition to the celestial show, the weather across Central Illinois will experience a warming trend through the weekend, with Sunday temperatures reaching up to 80 degrees. While there’s a slight chance of showers tonight, the rest of the weekend should remain dry, providing an excellent opportunity for outdoor activities under potentially starlit skies.

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