Northern lights could dance over Easter weekend

The northern lights could dance above the Okanagan this weekend.
Image Credit: Mike Mueller Photo via Twitter

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - If the clouds break on Saturday, and there is a chance they will, we could see northern lights dancing high above us heading into Easter Sunday.

The National Space Weather Prediction Station says a minor storm watch has been issued and those living as far south as the northern United States may have a good chance to view the auroras.

So far this year the northern lights have been a bit of an enigma in our region, with clouds often hampering views from within the city, but some people have found places outside city boundaries offering a glimpse of the dancing lights.

Environment Canada is calling for cloud and rain through much of the region Saturday though by Sunday conditions are expected to be a mix of sun and cloud.

The annual Lyrid meteor shower is also expected to peak early Tuesday morning, though there is a chance of seeing the ‘shooting stars’ anytime between now and April 25.

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