The Orionid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, October 21st! You could see up to 25 meteors per hour. The best time to look up and away from city lights is after midnight and before dawn which typically occurs around 6:15AM. You might even get lucky and see some earth grazing meteors a couple days in advance and on the day of the shower. Those are typically bright and low on the horizon and can be difficult to see in the state of Alabama due to trees blocking the view.
The weather should be great for viewing with little in the way of cloud cover, light winds and temperatures in the lower 50s.
Meteors will tend to radiate from the constellation Orion which sets up in the southeastern sky but usually if you just look up, your eye should catch a few shooting stars.
Good luck and enjoy!
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist