Showers, thunderstorms possible in the Wyoming Valley as the week ends


By Travis Kellar - tkellar@timesleader.com



Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into the Wyoming Valley as the week comes to a close.

According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms will develop across the area Thursday. Some thunderstorms could contain gusty winds.

The combination of heat and humidity could also push the heat index into the lower-to-mid 90s on Thursday.

The forecast

The National Weather Service indicated it was 72 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, and a few clouds were reported.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected today, along with a slight chance of showers before noon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms will follow after noon, and up to a quarter of an inch of total rainfall is expected. The high will be near 87.

Mostly cloudy skies will follow into tonight, along with a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. and a slight chance of showers overnight. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, and the low will be around 71.

Mostly cloudy skies are predicted Thursday, along with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain is expected, and the high will be around 89.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Thursday night, and some thunderstorms could produce gusty winds. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible, and the low will be around 71.

Mostly sunny skies will round out the week Friday, with a high near 88. Partly cloudy skies will follow into Friday night, with a low around 66.

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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