Snow, rain and warmer temperatures expected into the midweek

By Travis Kellar - | February 15th, 2016 7:54 am

Snow is expected in the Wyoming Valley to kick off the new week — temperatures, however, are also expected to climb dramatically within the next few days.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Luzerne and Lackawanna counties from 5 p.m. today until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service, light snow is expected to develop today over Northeastern Pennsylvania. Steady snow will gradually mix with rain and freezing rain later this evening, and a transition to rain is expected after midnight tonight as temperatures climb above freezing.

As temperatures continue to climb, rain is predicted for Tuesday, which could lead to some flooding.

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

The forecast

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 10 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with overcast skies reported.

Cloudy skies are expected today, and snow will become likely after 4 p.m. Around an inch of snow is expected, and today’s high will be near 28.

Snow is expected to continue before 10 p.m. tonight, followed by sleet between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. and rain into the overnight hours. Around 2 inches of snow and sleet accumulation are expected, and the low will be around 38.

Rain is expected on Tuesday, with up to an inch of rainfall accumulation possible. The high will climb to 50.

Mostly cloudy skies will carry over into Tuesday night, along with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Less than an inch of snow is expected, and the low will be near 28.

Partly sunny skies are predicted for Wednesday, along with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. The high will be near 39.

Mostly cloudy skies are predicted for Wednesday night, with a low around 20.

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

By Travis Kellar