Potential Aurora Viewing in Central Illinois Tonight, Less Likely on Mother’s Day


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Central Illinois – Stargazers in Central Illinois have a unique opportunity to witness the Northern Lights tonight, although the spectacle may not be as vibrant as it has been recently. The US National Weather Service in Central Illinois reports that while the aurora might not glow as intensely as before, it could still be visible as far south as regions outlined on the NOAA’s aurora forecast map, which includes nearly the entire state.

Tonight’s sky conditions are expected to be mostly clear, providing an ideal backdrop for aurora viewing. However, the chances of observing the Northern Lights will decrease by Sunday night. The forecast indicates a decline in auroral activity and an increase in cloud cover, which might obstruct visibility.

Local residents and visitors are encouraged to find spots with little to no light pollution to enhance their chances of catching this natural light show. As the skies dazzle with colors, the community also anticipates warmer temperatures on Sunday, followed by possible showers and thunderstorms heading into Monday, adding to the variety of this weekend’s weather dynamics.


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