Wes says Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks overnight

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The sky remains clear tonight, with very calm and tranquil conditions around the area. You will need the long sleeves in the morning, with lows in the chilly upper 40s and low 50s. This won’t be too far from the average low of 52 degres. The Lyrid Meteor shower actually peaks overnight so don’t be surprised if you see a meteor crossing the horizon before sunrise. If you want to catch the meteor shower, the best viewing will be after 10 p.m. and during the early morning hours, as the radiant Vega rises to the East. We will have a bright moon tonight so that may impact the viewing. This meteor shower is expected to produce up to 18 per hour.

MORE SUNSHINE TO START THE WEEK: This will be a perfect week for starting the garden! Just be sure to pack on the sunscreen before heading out. We will enjoy a mostly sunny sky for Monday, with a few clouds mixing in by late Tuesday. The mornings will remain chilly but the afternoons are going to be nice and warm! Highs will reach the low to mid-80s across the area. Wednesday will be a bit breezy and a partly cloudy day as we turn our attention to the next rainmaker.

FIRST ALERT FOR RAIN AND STORMS THURSDAY: The next storm system we are tracking will bring a round of rain and thunderstorms starting late Thursday and continuing Thursday night and into Friday. The new data is generating some higher instability over the southern part of the area so we will mention the possibility of a stronger storm in the forecast for locations south of I-20. Temperatures will remain quite comfy behind this system and it looks like dry weather will be returning for Saturday. I will share more specifics in my forecast starting at 9 p.m. on WBRC FOX6.

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