As anybody who reads this blog knows, I'm a bit of an EXTREME morning person. I walk the dog around four every morning, give or take an hour. So after suggesting people go out and watch the meteor shower, I go out and find it's cloudy and raining.
I've lived the Midwest my whole life, and as I reckon it, it's completely overcast about 10 percent of the time. However, when there's a celestial event like a meteor shower, a lunar eclipse (or during the day a Solar Eclipse), or similar it will be cloudy about 90 to 95 percent of the time.