Winter weather advisory issued for Luzerne, Lackawanna counties

By Travis Kellar - | February 23rd, 2016 7:46 am

The Wyoming Valley could see some mixed precipitation today and into Wednesday, but for the most part, it looks like rain will be the primary precipitation.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Luzerne and Lackawanna counties from 1 p.m. today to 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to the advisory, a mixture of rain and snow will spread over the region this afternoon between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. today. Rain is primarily expected in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, while between 1 to 2 inches of snow are expected in higher elevations.

This evening, precipitation will become a mixture of rain, sleet and freezing rain into the overnight hours.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 30 to 35 degree range, and the mixed precipitation could create slippery travel conditions.

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 30 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with fair skies reported.

Rain is expected after noon today, with up to a quarter of an inch possible. Today’s high will be near 41.

Rain is also expected into tonight, with another quarter of an inch possible. Tonight’s low will be around 35.

Wednesday will once again bring a high likelihood of rain, with up to a half an inch possible. The high will be near 48.

Rain, as well as some thunderstorms, will be possible into Wednesday night. Up to an inch of rain could fall, the the low will be around 48.

Cloudy skies are predicted for Thursday, along with a 50 percent chance of showers. The high will be near 48.

Thursday night is expected to bring cloudy skies, along with a 40 percent chance of showers. The low will be around 27.

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

By Travis Kellar