All across the U.S., astronomy fans stayed up late Saturday to catch a glimpse of the Perseids meteors streaking across the sky.
If you were one of the unlucky people who wanted to see the meteor shower but missed it, you have a second chance Sunday night and early Monday morning.
The Perseids meteors peaked during the evening of Aug. 11-12, with a viewing rate of as many as 100 meteors an hour.
Sunday night into early Monday morning, the rate will be slower with about 40 meteors an hour. The moon, waning and not very bright, will allow some of the dimmest meteors to be visible, according to Spacedex.com.
The best places to view the meteors tonight will be along the Northwest, southern Texas and along the East Coast from the Carolinas northward into Maryland.
The Perseids meteor shower is associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Earth crosses the path of the comet once each year in August. Debris left by the comet (ice and dust) are then burned up by the Earth's atmosphere creating the meteor shower.
If you are able, find a safe, dark place to camp out for a few hours early morning Monday and watch the meteors streak across the sky.
The combination of excessive heat and dry thunderstorms in many areas will add to the wildfire threat in the western part of United States and Canada through much of July.
Americans will be hoping for clear skies this Saturday, July 4, as they look to enjoy dazzling fireworks displays, in addition to other popular Fourth of July activities.
A pair of disturbances tracking eastward from the Plains will bring bouts of showers and thunderstorms to the East through the rest of the week.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be put to good use across the Midwest this week as a stormy weather pattern sets up over the region.
The heat wave that started across Spain and Portugal, will spread across much of Europe this week with some of the hottest conditions of the year.
The last major eruption of Mount Hakone occurred around 2,900 years ago, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
Flooding rainfall continued. Near Olpe, 4.78 fell in 24 hours, causing major flooding. Dexter was completely cut off by flooding, with roadways in and out of town unpassable. Near Williamsburg, 17.25 inches of rain fell over the past 3 days. As of the 30th, Welda's total rainfall for June was about 20 inches.
The second destructive hurricane in nine days hit the Apalachicola-Tallahassee are; several people were killed, but the area sustained only light damage.
Boston, MA (1982)
Second wettest month in 168 years of records (2016 months) June 1982: 13.5", 4" above the all time June record. Wettest month: August 1955, 17"; a foot of that was from Hurricane Diane.