Evening clouds and storms clear in time to see the Northern Lights tonight

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Sunshine has returned to southeast Wisconsin this morning with sunny to partly cloudy skies expected throughout the day today with highs in the mid 60s.

A quick moving cold front pushes across the area this evening, bringing a line of showers and storms with it.

Storms will likely be below severe limits but may still produce gusty winds and small hail. The better chance for a couple severe storms today is in western and central Wisconsin.

Clouds look to clear from northwest to southeast between 11pm and Midnight, which is noteworthy because the Northern Lights will likely be out tonight! A Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch was issued by the Space Weather Prediction Center for the first time since January 2005 as several coronal mass ejections have occurred towards Earth over the last few days. 

As it stands this morning, the best viewing window will be between 11pm and 4am. As always, get away from city lights and look north. This geomagnetic storm may be strong enough that some of the auroras may be visible overhead. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to upload your photos!

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