Space Weather is the way of "predicting" solar activity. Great for catching auroras, at least here in northern North America.
Helpful for Aurora sightings:
Solar X-rays: Geomagnetic Field:
This is the complete graph for the solar activity. The higher, the better for viewing auroras. I don't invent anything here, all the plots and graphs come from the same source. No image magic from me here.
The graph below is updated every 3 hours.
And then there is the forecast for the next few hours:
As well as where to find dark skies to enjoy the show:
Short term forecast for the southern Prairies Current Regional Weather