The Perseid shower peaks tonight. The Perseid meteors are debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The best viewing will be after midnight, especially just before dawn, coming out of Cassiopeia. (Really out of nearby Perseus, but I couldn't pick Perseus out of the night sky if my life depended on it. It's just north of Cassiopeia.) Cassiopeia is in the Milky Way, on the far end from Saggitarius (the Teapot), which in turn is right next to where the tail of Scorpio intersects the southern end of the Milky Way. Cassiopeia and Perseus are just above the horizon in the northeast right now (10 p.m. Central), but will be near the horizon just before dawn, a bit south of west.
The moon is near dark tonight, so it should be a good show. You can expect to see a flash about every 45 seconds near dawn.
Be sure and secure your triffids before you turn in for the night.