Winter weather advisory issued for Luzerne, Lackawanna counties

By Travis Kellar - | December 28th, 2015 7:41 am

After weeks of warm temperatures and no snow, Old Man Winter may finally be poised to make his presence known in the Wyoming Valley.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. tonight until 10 a.m. on Tuesday for Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.

According to the advisory, a mix of sleet and snow will arrive early this evening and will eventually become entirely sleet. The precipitation will then change to freezing rain by midnight, but temperatures are expected to climb above freezing overnight and put an end to the ice.

A half an inch of sleet and snow is possible tonight, and a thin layer of ice is possible with the freezing rain into the overnight hours.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.

Into the midweek

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 34 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with overcast skies reported.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected for a quiet day today, with a high only reach 36.

Sleet is likely before 10 p.m. tonight, followed by freezing rain and sleet into the overnight hours. A 90 percent chance of precipitation is predicted, and a tenth of an inch of ice is possible. Tonight’s low will be around 31.

Rain will be likely before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by a chance of showers into the evening hours. Up to a half an inch of rain is possible, and the high will be near 45.

Mostly cloudy skies are predicted for Tuesday night, along with a 30 percent chance of showers before 7 p.m. The low will be around 37.

Partly sunny skies are predicted for Wednesday, along with a 40 percent chance of showers. The high will be near 47.

Cloudy skies will carry over into Wednesday night, along with a 40 percent chance of showers. The low will be around 38.

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

By Travis Kellar