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Geomagnetic storm could bring northern lights to Minnesota, Iowa

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A geomagnetic storm is brewing which could mean northern lights in Minnesota late Wednesday night into Wednesday morning – and they could be seen as far south as Iowa and Illinois. 

But will the clouds cooperate? According to meteorologist Sven Sundgaard, people in Minnesota will have pockets of clear skies, but there could also be a lot of clouds around so it might take some luck to see the northern lights. 

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The yellow line on the map below is where the northern lights might be visible tonight, according to the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center. 

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Meanwhile, shower activity increases over the next 24 hours in Minnesota, including what could be a fairly wet Thursday night into Friday before warmer temps return next week. 

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