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Last updated: May 23. 2014 8:33AM - 1651 Views
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After yesterday’s heavy rain and rumbles of thunder, even more showers and thunderstorms will be possible leading up to Memorial Day.


The National Weather Service indicated that it was 56 degrees as of 7:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport with overcast skies. The roadways were still somewhat wet from overnight rain, but it was an otherwise quiet morning.


There will be a chance for showers today up until 2 p.m. — showers will be likely, along with the possibility of a thunderstorm, after 3 p.m. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, but more rain could fall during thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy skies are expected otherwise, with the high reaching the upper 60s.


Showers and thunderstorms will be likely up until 7 p.m. tonight, then there will be a chance of showers for the remainder of the night. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, but more rain could fall during thunderstorms. Tonight’s low will drop to about 51 degrees.


There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, but partly sunny skies are predicted to return to the Wyoming Valley. Another less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected. Saturday’s high will be in the lower 70s. That chance for showers and thunderstorms will carry on into Saturday night. Saturday night’s low will drop to about 50 degrees.


Mostly sunny skies will finally return to the area on Sunday, with the high surging back to the upper 70s. Sunday night will bring partly cloudy skies, with the low in the lower 50s.


Memorial Day is looking picture-perfect at this point, with mostly sunny skies predicted and a high in the upper 70s. Mostly cloudy skies will return on Monday night, with a low in the mid 50s.


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