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Clear for the Perseids Tonight

Posted at 4:07 PM, Aug 12, 2018

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks tonight, and sky conditions are looking almost perfect. Puffy afternoon clouds will dissipate, and may be replaced by thinner ones overnight. Some patchy fog will also develop in the pre-dawn hours. Comfortable temperature-wise too with lows in the low to mid 60s.

For the best viewing, head to a secluded spot between midnight and dawn and look in the northeast sky. You may be able to spot 50 to 70 meteors per hour tonight. Happy shooting star gazing!

High pressure will continue to build across the Ohio Valley into the start of the week. This should keep most storms away and allow more sunshine. Areas east of I-75 will have the slightest chance for a pop-up thundershower Monday afternoon thanks to an upper level that will hang out and spin across the northern panhandle of West Virginia. The nice stretch of weather with low shower and storm chances, more sunshine, and manageable humidity will linger through Wednesday. Rounds of scattered thunderstorms will make a comeback late week and continue through next weekend.