Most periodic meteor showers are from dust left over the years from many passages of well known comets. This weekend you may have the chance to see and brand new shower that some astronomers are predicting could result in over 1,000 meteors per hour (a typical shower produces a few hundred per hour at most). Check out the NASA site for more information on when and how to view the shower. If you can’t make it out to dark skies or its cloudy you may be able to hear FM radio signals that bounce off the trails of ionized gas left from the vaporizing meteor. Check this site for more details.
Good viewing and dark skies