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Last updated: April 30. 2014 9:24AM - 1488 Views
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Rain is here to stay for the foreseeable future.


The National Weather Service indicated that it was 44 degrees as of 8:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Rain varied between a light sprinkle at times to a more steady rainfall at other times.


Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties remain under a Flood Watch until late tonight.


The rain will continue for the rest of the day, along with the chance for thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Some thunderstorms could produce heavy downpours, and up to an inch of rain is possible. Winds are also expected to gust as high as 33 miles per hour. The high will climb to the mid 50s.


The chance for showers and thunderstorms will carry on into tonight, with a low in the mid 50s. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain is possible.


Showers will be likely on Thursday before 7 a.m. — otherwise, mostly cloudy skies are expected. Another tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible. Thursday’s high will climb to 71 degrees.


There will be a slight chance of showers on Thursday night, but mostly cloudy skies are expected otherwise. Thursday night’s low will drop to the mid 40s.


The slight chance of rain will continue to exist on Friday and into Friday night, with the high climbing to the mid 60s. Friday night’s low will drop to the lower 40s.


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