Auroras Light Up Michigan Skies

Posted at 6:48 AM, Jun 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-29 06:48:50-04

Northern Lights captured by Horace Smith in Clinton County, Michigan

WEST MICHIGAN — A geomagnetic storm caused a pretty sight over most of the Midwest Friday night. The Northern Lights were visible as far south as Kansas as the KP index climbed to a 7 overnight. A KP index of 7 means that the aurora oval could be seen in all of lower Michigan. There were some issues however with light pollution and cloud cover that made auroras difficult to be seen in many areas. If you happened to snap a picture you can send it to:

Clouds will be on the increase today as showers and thunderstorms develop in early afternoon. Areas of gusty winds and heavy rain will be possible however storms are not expected to become severe at all. Temperatures will remain cooler thanks in part to northerly winds with afternoon highs warming into the mid 70’s.

Clearing overnight Saturday will lead to a beautiful and pleasant Sunday with sunny skies, light winds and warm temperatures into the mid to upper 70’s.

Rain chances return in the middle of the week but will be short-lived as drier conditions move in for Independence Day.