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.
Multiple tornadoes touched down across Indiana and Ohio on Wednesday, one of which flattened a Starbucks in the town of Kokomo, Indiana.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida and the Bahamas with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall during Sunday and Monday.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will bring the potential for flash flooding and localized damaging wind gusts through Thursday.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Following a taste of autumn chill to start the week, is summer heat and humidity over for the northeastern United States?
A deadly earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time on Wednesday with tremors felt as far away as the capital city of Rome.
Sturtevant, IN (2001)
A tornado 3 miles north-northwest of town. The tornado destroyed a hay barn with a horse trailer pushed out the back of the barn. A power pole was snapped off and wires were downed near Old Highway 11. A speed trailer near Highway 11 and I-94 was destroyed. Large barricades were lifted from the south side of Highway 11 and moved to the north side. Total losses exceeded $30,000. The path length of the tornado was 3 miles.
Washington, D.C. (1814)
Tornado struck part of Washington, D.C., killing many British soldiers who were burning the capitol.
South Carolina (1885)
Hurricane struck SC; $1.3 million damage at Charleston with many fatalities.