January 09, 2014 - 10:34 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN — Don't worry, clouds at lower elevations or sleeping through your alarm clock does not mean you missed out on the northern lights early this morning—the time of arrival has simply been pushed back which means you could get another chance early tomorrow morning.
The National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center says the coronal mass ejection from the solar flare, expected just after midnight Thursday morning, is 'now slightly overdue' but geomatic storm activity (northern lights) is still expected on January 9 and 10.
Much of the region is expected to be under cloud overnight and through next week, which could make seeing the lights difficult. There is a chance of viewing them in the southern part of the region where there is expected to be a mix of sun and cloud overnight or tomorrow morning.
At higher elevations, like the ski hills, cloud cover may also be more sparse though Big White, Sun Peaks and Silver Star are all expecting 'mostly cloudy' conditions heading into Friday.
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