A large solar flare on Thursday could cause a strong geo-magnetic storm making the Aurora Borealis visible much farther south than usual.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Northern Lights could be visible this weekend if we get a break from the rain.

A large solar flare on Thursday could cause a strong geo-magnetic storm making the Aurora Borealis visible much farther south than usual.

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Pennsylvania is right on the southern edge of where the North Lights could be seen on Saturday and Sunday.

However, KDKA Meteorologist Ray Petelin says that clouds will likely block the view of the lights.