If we get some clearing in Western Washington over the weekend, we may be able to see the annual Perseid meteor shower.
KING 5 Meteorologist Jim Guy says it's questionable if skies will clear.
"We have an area of low pressure that's going to track up the Washington coast right through Monday morning," he said.
EarthSky says up to 50 meteors will streak across the sky each hour. The best nights are Aug 11-12 and/or Aug. 12-13.
According to the University of Washington Astronomy Department, The Perseid Meteor Shower occurs each August as the Earth, following its normal orbit around the Sun, intersects the orbit of dust particles left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle.
These dust particles -- all of them tiny specks -- become extremely hot as they hit the Earth's upper atmosphere at speed of 20-50 miles per second. The hot particle generates a streak of light before the particle is obliterated.
EarthSky says viewing before dawn is best.