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Hit and miss storms along with Perseid meteors

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Updated: 8/12/2013 9:24 am
Yes, more showers and more thunderstorms are in store for Mississippi and Alabama over the next several days.  Some of which will pack a punch when it comes to some heavy rain and some strong and gusty winds at times.  Most of the activity will continue to occur during the afternoon and evening hours.  Isolated showers and storms will be found during the overnight hours at times . . . . . and this brings us to the discussion of the overnight hours and The Perseid Meteor Shower . . . . . 
Persied meteor shower still has a few nights of viewing in our area.  There will not be totally cloudy skies for the next couple of nights, however there will be some hours that will be cloudy and even an isolated shower or storm is not out of the question to block some of one's viewing.  The Perseid meteor shower occurs each year in August when the Earth passes through a trail of leftovers from Comet Swift-Tuttle, this comet orbits the sun once every 133 years according to NASA.  The comets debris trail is made up of bits of ice and dust, is more than 1,000 years old, again according to NASA.  The meteors appear to come flying out of the constellation Perseus.  The constellation is currently in the northeastern night sky after sunset, look from the constellation to straight up for the best viewing.  Look between the hours of roughly 10 PM and 2 AM.  Remember if you are going out to do this take about 30 minutes for your eyes to get used to the dark.  Make sure you are not in the city, go to a rural area that is many miles away from city lights, for the best viewing.  Good luck!!
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