The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak tonight, August 11-12. Itís usually the best one of the year for northern hemisphere sky watchers, with an average of about one meteor visible per minute by a keen eyed observer.
The worldwide maximum is expected around 13 hr UT (8 hr CDT) on August 12, however the ideal period for any location is between local midnight (midway between sunset and sunrise) and the beginning of morning twilight. Tonight during the wee hours of the morning a waning crescent Moon will rise, but it should not create much interference with meteor observation.
The meteor stream is a remnant of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Its radiant is in the constellation Perseus which will be in the northeastern sky. However the radiant is merely the point toward which meteor tails will be pointing. The meteors themselves can appear anywhere in the sky.
For my calendar of major meteor showers (including Moon info) through 2018, click: www.CurtRenz.com/asteroids
Observation reports would be welcome additions to this thread.