Last updated: April 29. 2014 7:53AM - 1135 Views
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Better grab that umbrella before heading out to work and school today — it looks like it is going to be a wet one in the Wyoming Valley.

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 47 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Cloudy skies hovered above the morning commute in a quiet start to the day.

The area is currently under a hazardous weather outlook. The National Weather Service indicates that a prolonged period of rain is expected across Northeast Pennsylvania. That will included off-and-on showers until Thursday.

As much as 2.5 inches is possible in the 48-hour period, but the outlook states that the rain should not cause any significant issues.

Showers are expected today mainly after 10 a.m., with up to a half an inch of rain possible. Winds could also gust to 30 miles per hour. Today’s high will reach about 50 degrees. The rain will continue on into tonight, with another quarter of an inch to a half an inch of rain possible. Tonight’s low will be in the mid 40s.

Rain is once again expected on Wednesday, with between a half and three quarters of an inch of rain possible. Winds could also gust to as high as 32 miles per hour. Wednesday’s high will reach the mid 50s.

Rain will carry on into Wednesday night, with the low dropping only to 51 degrees. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain are possible.

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