The number of meteors can vary, and very rarely reach "storm" levels of frequency, but on a very dark and moonless night one a very lucky and shar observer may be able to see 20 bright meteors an hour. However, please note that this year you may not see any but a few very bright ones, if at all, due to the Moon.
If you want to try to spot some meteors anyway, you may want to bundle up as it's still a bit chilly at night for most folks in the Northern Hemisphere! Get to a dark spot, get comfortable, bring extra blankets to stay warm, and let your eyes adjust to the dark sky. A cozy lounge chair makes for a great seat, as does simply lying on your back on a blanket, eyes scanning the whole sky.
Find out more Lyrid observing tips for this year courtesy EarthSky . The Night Sky Network has a handout that you may find useful for your meteor watching party: Heads Up: It's a Meteor Shower Handout!
Image of the radiant of the Lyrid Meteor Shower, courtesy EarthSky
Date: Monday, 4/22/2019 - Tuesday, 4/23/2019
Time: 10:00 PM - 5:00 AM