12:35 PM MDT, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A strong solar storm reached Earth in the predawn hours today and triggered brilliant auroras over the northern states and Canada. The solar storm may have already peaked, but there is enough uncertainty that astronomy enthusiasts all the way down to Colorado’s latitude are planning to take a peek to the north this evening. We are still dealing with low clouds, but there is a chance it will clear out along the Front Range this evening.
After a milder day on Wednesday, another cool front Wednesday evening or early Thursday should turn it cooler again and bring the chance for some scattered rain (snow in mountains), but nothing big. It appears another mild weekend may be on the way.