People in northern parts of the United States may have an opportunity to cross a line off their bucket list on Wednesday night. A G1 geomagnetic storm, considered a minor event, is expected early on the morning of May 17 due to "the arrival of a recurrent coronal hole high-speed stream," reports the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC).
The increased solar winds crashing over the Earth create conditions that can "supercharge" the auroras, making the Northern Lights visible further south than you'd normally find them. (Especially as we are near solar minimum, a time when the Northern Lights will be seen this far south with less frequency.) SWPC projections say you might see the Northern Lights as far south as Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.