Auroras flare, northern lights possible tonight

The northern lights could dance above the Thompson-Okanagan tonight.
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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - If you can find a break in the clouds tonight you may be able to catch the tail end of a major northern lights storm that started early this morning.

Natural Resources Canada reports the auroras were on the verge of a major storm just north of the Thompson-Okanagan earlier this morning and is calling for active auroras with stormy intervals over the next 24 hours within our region.

Some parts of the region will be overcast heading into the evening while others will see increasing cloudiness in the evening.

If you are heading out with the hopes of catching a glimpse of the northern lights, you will want to head for higher ground, away from city lights. Also be sure to dress appropriately, temperatures will drop to around 4 Celsius in the valleys and will be even colder at higher elevations where the better views tend to be.

Be sure to check out our tips for getting the most out of your night sky photography as well.

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