The Wyoming Valley could see an inch of rain on Wednesday

By Travis Kellar - | February 2nd, 2016 7:54 am

The Wyoming Valley could get a decent amount of rain heading into the midweek.

According to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service, a moist low pressure system is expected to produce an inch or so of rain on Wednesday. Areas that still have a snowpack from last week’s snow storm, or that have moist soil, could see some minor flooding in poor drainage areas as well as quick rises in small streams and creaks.

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 25 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Bare/Scranton International Airport, with fair skies reported.

Sunny skies are expected today, with a high near 48.

Clouds will increase into tonight, and there will be a 40 percent chance of rain after 3 a.m. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, and the low will be around 39.

Rain is predicted for Wednesday, with up to an inch of total rainfall possible. The high will be near 55.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected for Wednesday night, with a 30 percent chance of showers before 7 p.m. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, and the low will be around 37.

Mostly sunny skies are predicted for Thursday, with a high near 43. Partly cloudy skies are predicted to carry over into Thursday night, with a low around 26.

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

By Travis Kellar