Lyrid Meteor Shower

If you’re an early riser be sure to glance towards the eastern sky, just before sunrise. You may see some meteors as the earth is now passing through a debris trail from the comet “Thatcher.” The Lyrid Meteor shower is underway and it’s currently at its peak. The best place to be is outside the city in a very dark location, looking eastward. These meteors travel at speeds of over 100,000 mph and some can appear very bright as they cross the sky.

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV

(Image Source: Utah Skies) 

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Sunday Forecast Discussion Update

The weather turned out perfect for all of the big weekend events. I was actually in Birmingham yesterday for the annual AP Awards Banquet. I’m happy to report the station won several awards and our very own Robert Stevenson won the Best Weather Anchor Award. I was quite amazed when I arrived back in T-Town and heard about the record attendance at yesterday’s A-Day game. Thankfully, the weather turned out nice and if your heading outdoors this evening you can expect more comfortable conditions. Lows tonight won’t be too chilly, with readings in the middle 50s.

You can expect a repeat in the weather for tomorrow and Tuesday. A ridge of high-pressure overhead will keep the sky mostly sunny and temperatures will be topping out near 80-degrees. A storm system moving into the Central Plains will spark a severe weather outbreak tomorrow and Wednesday. Parts of north Texas and Oklahoma are under Moderate Risk Zones for severe weather. The same storm system will track northward and drag a front into the state Wednesday night. This could bring a passing shower or thunderstorm, but the chance for rain looks low. This system will depart on Thursday, with more dry weather expected on Friday. I will be filling-in for Michael tonight…Be sure to tune in at 10:00 for a complete update. (Image: NOAA 48 HR Forecast Surface Map)

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV