08/12 Ryan’s “Meteor Shower” Sunday Night Forecast
While I may be a METEOR-ologist, I don’t often get to forecast for an actual meteor shower like tonight’s. The Perseids meteor shower will peak this evening, and will be most view-able around midnight in our northeastern skies. If you’d like a little more clarity on a direction to look, download any “star chart” app and locate Perseus; they’ll be radiating outward from there. I’m still expecting at least one or two showers over the next few days, but it will be considerably drier than the last few days have been. These dry conditions will last until the middle of the week, which is when another wave of moisture and low pressure brings showers and thunderstorms to the area. Even these won’t last long though, and will be leaving South Mississippi as the weekend rolls around. That means next weekend will be partly sunny and drier, with temperatures slowly rising from the upper 80s into the mid 90s by the start of next week.