While a G1 event is considered minor, it does supercharge the aurora to the extent that it can be seen further south than usual. The video above, taken over the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, was filmed during a G1 event earlier this year.
How to see the northern lights
According to the SWPC's 3-Day Aurora Forecast, the best time to be out aurora hunting will be the night of July 23 from sunset to 1am. That's when you'll have your best chance of seeing the northern lights.
The celestial display is best seen far from city lights. Get out of town toward dark skies. National parks and state parks are usually great places to start looking. 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."
It's an opportunity you shouldn't miss if you're in the right area. The solar cycle is currently near solar minimum, which means the opportunities to see the display this far south could be infrequent.