The Lyrids are an annual meteor shower that typically lasts from April 16 through April 25, located near the constellation Lyra. The peak for viewing the Lyrids will occur in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 22, with 10 to 20 meteors per hour.

With high pressure dominating over the nation's midsection, clear skies and milder temperatures will provide good viewing conditions. However, a storm system and cloudy skies will hinder viewing for those in the Midwest and Northeast. Viewing conditions are better in country locations rather than in cities, where artificial light is more prevalent.

Story by Meteorologist Katie Storbeck.