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Northern Lights Could Be Visible Above Ohio Valley

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The Ohio Valley may experience a different kind of light show Saturday night.

According to, a solar flare that happened about 2 a.m. Thursday morning may create a spectacular display of northern lights Saturday evening. The Ohio Valley also happens to be in the "Good" to "Fair" viewing area according to the website.

States listed in the "Good" viewing area include New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Connecticut, Road Island and New York including New York City.

The website states that most of the country will have "Poor" viewing conditions with states farther south having no visibility.

If you have been experiencing trouble with your cell phone, AccuWeather has an answer. According to the website, "the radiation from such a flare may cause radio wave disturbances to electronics such as cell phones, GPS and radios, causing services to occasionally cut in and out."

The lights are expected to be visible about 8 p.m. however, there is a possibility the lights will deviate for up to seven hours, according to AccuWeather.

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