Skywatchers will be scanning the skies tonight.
The annual Perseid meteor showers are expected to peak overnight with the best viewing times between 3 a.m. and dawn.
In Fort McMurray, overnight conditions will be cloudy to start with a chance of rain showers with some clearing expected around 4 a.m.
The Perseids show up every year at this time as the earth passes through the trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet, Swift-Tuttle.
NASA says the earth may be in for a closer encounter than usual with the comet trails setting the stage for a spectacular display.
This year, forecasters are predicting and outburst, with double the normal rates of meteors.
NASA says it could be as high as 200 meteors per hour.