Rain expected to soak the Wyoming Valley today

By Travis Kellar - tkellar@timesleader.com


    Grab a raincoat on the way out the door, because it’s shaping up to be a damp day in the Wyoming Valley.

    According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service, a most low pressure system is expected to produced up to an inch of rain today, and higher elevations could get slightly more. There will be a small chance for minor flooding in poor drainage areas, as well as quick rises in small streams and creeks.

    Areas with wet ground due to recently melted snow will be more vulnerable to flooding issues.

    No watches or warnings have been issued for Luzerne County as of 8 a.m.

    The forecast

    The National Weather Service indicated that it was 43 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with overcast skies reported.

    Rain is expected today, with a 100 percent chance predicted with up to an inch of rain possible. Today’s high will be near 55.

    Tonight will also bring a 30 percent chance of showers mainly before 9 p.m., with up to a quarter of an inch of rain possible. Otherwise, cloudy skies will gradually become partly cloudy. Tonight’s low will be around 40.

    Mostly sunny skies are predicted for Thursday, with a high near 33. Partly cloudy skies will carry over into Thursday night, with a low around 27.

    Mostly sunny skies will round out the week on Friday, with a high near 37. Partly cloudy skies will carry over into Friday 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


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