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 wet weather pattern across the Seattle area will continue through the week, creating poor travel conditions in the region ahead of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Soggy weather will be the rule in the run-up to Christmas in the Atlanta area.
Holiday travel will be at risk across the Harrisburg area this week as a strong storm takes shape and blasts through the Northeast.
Holiday travel will be at risk across the Pittsburgh area this week as a strong storm takes shape and blasts through the Northeast.
After a few mild days at the start of the week, temperatures will fall in time to create some wintry weather and travel woes for Christmas.
After a few mild days at the start of this week, temperatures will fall in time to create some wintry weather and travel woes for Christmas.
Second of triple December storms - 25" at Gettysburg, PA.
Kansas City (1961)
16.6" snow, greatest in December.
Elk Park, MT (1983)
Unofficially -64 degrees F. (nation's all time record low is -70 degrees F.).