Rain, thunderstorms in forecast as the weekend approaches


By Travis Kellar - tkellar@timesleader.com




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    Rain is expected through the latter part of the week, but skies should clear as the weekend approaches.

    The National Weather Service indicated it was 45 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, and overcast skies were reported.

    Mostly cloudy skies are expected today, with a high near 59.

    Cloudy skies will follow into tonight, along with showers likely after 2 a.m. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, and the low will be around 52.

    Showers will continue to be likely before 2 p.m. Thursday, and skies will gradually become mostly sunny. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain could fall, and the high will be near 71.

    Clouds will return into Thursday night, with a rain and possible a thunderstorm possible after 2 a.m. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible, and the low will be around 57.

    Showers and a possible thunderstorm are possible before 7 a.m. Friday, but partly sunny skies are expected for the rest of the day. the high will be near 69.

    Partly cloudy skies are predicted for Friday night, with a low around 45.

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

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    By Travis Kellar

    tkellar@timesleader.com

    Reach Travis Kellar at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @TLNews

    Reach Travis Kellar at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @TLNews

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