Colder temperatures, snow expected as the weekend approaches

By Travis Kellar - | March 2nd, 2016 7:56 am

Temperatures are expected to drop as the Wyoming Valley approaches the weekend, and some snow is also in the forecast.

Winds are also expected to be gusty today.

According to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service, a cold front moved through the region this morning. Behind the front are strong westerly winds, which are expected through late morning and could gust as high as 40 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 39 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-barre/Scranton International Airport, with partly cloudy skies reported.

A slight chance of snow showers is possible between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. today, with partly sunny skies expected otherwise. Today’s high will be near 35.

Partly cloudy skies are expected into tonight, with a low around 16.

Partly sunny skies are predicted for Thursday, with a high near 33.

Cloudy skies will carry over into Thursday night, along with a 70 percent chance of snow showers. Around an inch of snow is expected, and the low will be around 23.

Friday will also bring a 60 percent chance of snow showers before 1 p.m., followed by a chance of showers as the day progresses. No snowfall accumulations have been predicted. Mostly cloudy skies are expected otherwise, and the high will be near 36.

Partly cloudy skies are expected into Friday night, with a low around 21.

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

By Travis Kellar