Colder temperatures, mixed precipitation, wind possible as Thanksgiving approaches

By Travis Kellar - | November 21st, 2016 7:25 am

Colder temperatures, mixed precipitation, and gusty winds are in the forecast for the Wyoming Valley as Thanksgiving approaches.

The National Weather Service indicated that Luzerne County is under a wind advisory until 7 p.m. tonight. Winds could gust as a high as 45 mph, and gusts of 50 mph are possible at the highest elevations.

The National Weather Service indicated it was 31 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, and light snow was reported.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected today, and there will be a chance of snow showers before 10 a.m. Less than a half an inch of total snowfall is expected, and winds could also gust as high as 33 miles per hour. Today’s high will be near 36.

Mostly cloudy skies will carry over into tonight, with a low around 31.

Partly sunny skies are expected on Tuesday, along with scattered flurries between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Winds could also gust as high as 22 miles per hour, and the high will be near 38.

Partly cloudy skies are predicted for Tuesday night, with a low around 25.

Partly sunny skies are expected Wednesday, with a high near 42.

Mostly cloudy skies will follow into Wednesday night, along with a chance of rain, snow and freezing rain after 8 p.m. The low will be around 32.

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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