StormTracker 8: Northern lights tonight; Beautiful Mother's Day tomorrow

StormTracker 8: Northern lights tonight;  Beautiful Mother's Day tomorrow

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — During the early morning hours of Saturday, instruments that measure geomagnetic conditions coming from the Sun heading toward Earth measured another G5 event.

The G5 event is the strongest geomagnetic storm on our scale.


Thanks to this new data, a brand new Northern Lights forecast map has been created that shows where the Northern Lights, or Northern Lights, will be seen on Saturday night.

The forecast now extends all the way south into Virginia and this appears to be marginally stronger than Friday night's forecast.

Saturday night into Sunday morning, skies will be mostly cloudy early with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms possible until midnight Saturday, and these showers and storms should be in a weakening direction as they pass through central Virginia, coming to us from West Virginia in earlier time. Saturday.

Late tonight and into the overnight hours, the sky will turn from mostly cloudy skies to mostly clear skies, and this will allow for a rare sighting in our skies, the Northern Lights to occur!

Mother's Day on Sunday starts out cold, on both sides of the 50s under mostly clear skies and will end comfortably, with highs around 75 degrees and mostly sunny skies. Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms in Central Virginia!

Monday will start out cold, in the upper 40s under mostly clear skies and will end much warmer, with highs around 80 degrees and partly sunny skies.

Tuesday's forecast calls for overcast skies, highs around 75 degrees, with scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day and night, with the next weather maker on the way.

Wednesday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies, highs around 80 degrees, and more scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day.

The weather forecast for Thursday will be mostly cloudy skies with high temperatures around 80 degrees.

Next Friday's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, with highs around 80 degrees, with afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms returning, as another weather maker impacts the commonwealth at the end of next work week.

Meteorological forecasts for next Saturday indicate that the weather will be partly cloudy, with maximum temperatures reaching around 80 degrees, and more scattered rain and thunderstorms throughout the day.

Finally, next Sunday's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and warmer skies, with highs around 85 degrees.

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