More rain, snow possible as the week progresses

By Travis Kellar - | December 29th, 2015 7:53 am

By Travis Kellar

The Wyoming Valley could get some more rain, and possibly snow, as the week progresses.

Luzerne and Lackawanna counties remain under a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. this morning. Freezing rain is expected to continue over the next few hours, which could create up to a tenth of an inch of ice.

Winds could also gust as high as 35 miles per hours.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 37 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with light rain reported.

Rain or freezing rain is expected before 1 p.m. today, followed by a chance of rain between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Little or no ice accumulation is expected, and today’s high will climb to 46.

Mostly cloudy skies will follow into tonight, with patchy drizzle possible before 7 p.m. Tonight’s low will be near 34.

Partly sunny skies are expected for Wednesday, along with a 40 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. The high will be near 46.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected into Wednesday night, along with a 50 percent chance of rain before 1 a.m. Rain and snow will be possible into the overnight hours, but little or snow accumulation is expected. The low will be around 38.

Mostly sunny skies are predicted for Thursday, with a high near 41. Partly cloudy skies will follow into Thursday night, with a low around 30.

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