Rain could dampen Memorial Day plans

By Travis Kellar - tkellar@timesleader.com | May 30th, 2016 6:41 am

If you’re heading out to a Memorial Day event, it might not be a bad idea to grab an umbrella.

According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service, a line of showers and thunderstorms will move across the area this afternoon, which could produce gusty winds.

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 63 degrees as of 5:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with mostly cloudy skies reported.

Cloudy skies will stick around for the rest of Memorial Day. Showers, along with possible thunderstorms, are likely before noon today. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, and today’s high will be near 84.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible before 9 p.m. tonight, with mostly cloudy skies expected. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, and the low will be around 61.

Mostly sunny skies are predicted for Tuesday, with a high near 84. Mostly clear skies will follow into Tuesday night, with a low around 56.

Sunny skies are expected on Wednesday, with a high near 83. Partly cloudy skies will carry over into Wednesday night, with a low around 58.

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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