The Lyrids are an annual meteor shower that typically lasts April 16-25, 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 excellent viewing conditions across much of the South and West. However, a storm system and cloudy skies will hinder viewing for those near the Great Lakes and in the Northeast. Viewing conditions are better in country locations rather than in cities, where artificial light is more prevalent.

Story by Meteorologist Katie Storbeck.