Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks Friday and Saturday

Expect some shower activity this weekend, but not the kind where you’ll need an umbrella.

On Friday night and Saturday morning, the Leonids meteor show will hit its peak, lighting up the sky with potentially hundreds of meteors per hour. In a few very rare instances, that number can go into the thousands, though astronomers say it’s unlikely the Leonids will produce a meteor storm of that magnitude until the end of the century. Viewing conditions should be favorable with partly cloudy skies and a crescent moon.

Make sure to bundle up and bring some hot cocoa as temps are expected to drop below freezing.