Heavy rain and thunderstorms to arrive in the Wyoming Valley tonight

June 9th, 2015 9:52 pm

First Posted: 7/2/2014

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts today — heavy rain and thunderstorms are on the way.

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 77 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. Fair skies greeted the morning commute, and a healthy dose of sunshine shined down on the Wyoming Valley.

Partly sunny skies are expected today, but showers and thunderstorms will be likely after 4 p.m. Some storms could be capable of producing gusty winds and heavy rain, and up to a half an inch of total rainfall is possible today. Today’s high will be in the lower 90s.

Showers and thunderstorms will continue to be likely tonight, mainly before 7 p.m. Up to another quarter of an inch of rain could fall. Tonight’s low will be in the lower 60s.

Rain and thunderstorms will continue to be likely throughout the day on Thursday. Some storms will once again have the potential to produce heavy rain — up to three quarters of an inch of rain is possible. Thursday’s high will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Thursday night will also bring a high likelihood of rain and thunderstorms before 8 p.m., followed by a chance for more rain overnight. Up to a half an inch of rain is possible. Thursday night’s low will be in the mid 60s.

It looks like the rain will move out of the area for Independence Day, with only a slight chance of showers predicted. Otherwise, partly sunny skies are expected with a high in the upper 70s. Clear skies will follow on Friday night, with a low in the mid to lower 50s.

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