Geomagnetic storm to bring possible aurora borealis sightings to western Washington

Geomagnetic storm to bring possible aurora borealis sightings to western Washington written by Kristin Clark, KOMO Meteorologist

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A Geomagnetic Storm Watch has been issued for western Washington by the National Weather Service which means there is a greater likelihood of seeing the northern lights in our region over the next few nights.

While our local weather may be entering a quiet period, the weather on the surface of the sun is showing signs of becoming quite active. Geomagnetic storms will be increasingly more likely in the days to come, especially on Monday, which will only help to enhance our viewing of the aurora borealis.

The good news is, cloudy skies and rain are expected to stay away for most of the week giving us a clear few of the northern lights. For the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis, looking towards the north Monday night.