It appears there will be a few clouds around Wednesday night and Thursday, but there might be just enough of a break to watch the shooting stars. The peak night for the Geminid meteor shower will be Wednesday night into early Thursday. The best viewing is expected between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., but you will see a few meteor showers all night.
If you are able to view it under a clear, dark sky, you might see a Geminid meteor every minute or two, on average, from 10 p.m. until dawn Thursday.
Even if it's cloudy, some Geminid meteors will still be visible for a few nights before and after the peak.
Conditions are expected to be good this year because the moon won't rise until around 4 a.m., and even then only a small sliver will be illuminated about 17%.
Suggestions for viewing:
Start looking for the shooting starts about 2 hours after sunset.
Keep an eye on the north-northeast sky as the constellation Gemini rises. You'll see two bright stars, Castor on top and Pollux below, and meteors will appear to emanate from around Castor.
For the next hour or so you probably won't see many meteors but those you do see have the potential to be spectacular.
Meteors are reaching us at lower angles, skimming the upper atmosphere. This tends to produce longer lasting meteors with longer streaks.
Be on the lookout for extremely bright meteors (fireballs), Geminids have been known to include these.
Forecast: About 50% of the sky will be covered with clouds.