Best viewing: middle of the night.
We tried to see Perseids Meteor shower last year. I woke Zane up, got in the car and drove to a cemetery out in the middle of nowhere. It was cloudy and rainy so we went home without even seeing a star.
Tonight, though, the forecast here is CLEAR!!!
We'll be up and driving down the road around 2am. I can't wait!
Here's an article in Science Daily for you.