How To See the Northern Lights
The SWPC's 3-Day Forecast has the G1 alert lasting from 8pm EST on January 23 to 2am on January 24. At the outset, it will likely be too light out for the northern lights to be seen, but once it's dark, the area above should have a good view until the end of that time frame.
The joke is often made that you only need to look up, but it's not quite that simple for most people in the US. You need to get away from the light pollution of urban centers for a good look at the aurora. An SWPC representative previously told Thrillist, "You need very clear skies, a good view of the northern horizon (no trees, buildings, or hills), and it needs to be dark." You'll need a view of the northern horizon because, unless you're somewhere like Alaska or Iceland, the lights will only be seen along the horizon rather than directly overhead.
It also helps to plan on being outside for a while, even though it's cold outside. Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness in order to have the best view of the stars and everything taking place in the sky.
The northern lights creep down to the US from time to time, but it's not a common occurrence and can feel even less common when you factor in that the weather needs to cooperate. Moreover, the solar cycle is near its minimum, making events like this occur with less frequency. That makes this a great opportunity to get outside and cross the northern lights off your bucket list.