How to escape the cloud cover and see the Perseid meteor shower in Colorado

We told you that the best place to see the Perseid meteor shower was out east on the plains. The weather forecast has changed everything.

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So, a few days ago, we told you that the best place to see the Perseid meteor shower was out east on the plains.

Now, on the eve of the Great Space Rock Shower, the weather forecast has changed everything.

Go west, stargazers.

As we mentioned this morning, the forecast calls for storms and a mostly cloudy night. Obviously, those are not ideal or even workable meteor-viewing conditions.

We turned back to the National Weather Service to try to find a more favorable forecast within reasonable driving distance. It looks like the whole eastern side of Colorado will be under mostly cloudy skies, but the mountains offer some last-ditch options.

If you’re feeling really dedicated and a little bit lucky, head to Breckenridge, Vail, Salida and the nearby areas, where the NWS says it will only be partly cloudy.

But forecasts, as we well know, are not always right. It could clear up tonight or tomorrow, when the Perseid meteor shower will still be sparkling above us. Keep watching the skies.