What date + time EST is the storm supposed to hit?
The cloud of particles streaming from the sun is headed for the Earth at 4.5 million mph and is set to hit us at around 9:00 a.m. EST tomorrow.
Meaning today. But it will last few days, that is just the peak moment.
Not sure if you are sarcastic or not, but AFAIK solar wind doesn't break clouds enough (or at all?) that one could see auroras if there is lots of clouds already near your location. For example it looks like I don't see anything due cloud mass on the sky