For the best viewing experience, stay far away from city lights.
However, "The Perseids will be a little more hard to see due to the presence of the moon, which will be three-quarters full and will rise shortly before the shower hits its peak", Space.com quoted Cooke.
The Perseid meteor shower generally starts in mid-July and peaks around August 12, as a result of the Earth passing through a trail of debris associated with a comet known as Swift-Tuttle.
August is a big month for stargazers and astronomy fans, but this weekend's meteor shower may leave a little bit to be desired.
Robin Scagell, vice president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, said he was still hopeful of a good display. The meteors will originate in the northeastern sky near the constellation Perseus (thus their name). "But with this bright moon now, visibility will be less spectacular".
"If you do want to see it, try and find a dark sky", McGillivray said. While the sky will remain clear, the bright moon may hinder how many shooting starts we'll be able to see.
The comet orbits the sun every 135 years.
Because the density of the dust cloud varies, the meteors will not be evenly spaced out.
According to Space.com, "Typical rates are about 80 meteors an hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016), the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour", NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke said.
Not only will a waning gibbous moon be rising in the region of the Perseid radiant, but the meteors will visible for longer when viewed streaking away from their point of origin.