Light rain to clouds, then some sun, but wind gusts could increase risk of brush fires

By Mark Guydish - | April 23rd, 2016 7:07 am

A gloomy start of light rain and clouds should give way gradually to clearer skies and some sun today, but the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement advising that wind gusts up to 25 mph could increase the risk of brush fires in areas where little to no rain fell.

It was 56 as of 7 p.m. according to the National Weather Service, with a high of 63 predicted for the day. North to northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph are expected this afternoon along with the higher gusts.

Winds should calm as we head into the night with the low hitting a cool 34 degrees. Sunday should be mild and pleasant, mostly sunny with a high of 64 that will feel considerably warmer thanks to the light breeze and bright sun.

A low of 42 is projected for Sunday night, with another summery day Monday hitting a high of 76.

Be sure to check out the Times Leader’s weather page for up-to-date forecast information and radar!

By Mark Guydish

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