Winter storm arrives Monday night in Wyoming Valley and across NEPA

March 12th, 2017 8:25 am - updated: 8:44 am.

After a clear and cold day today, Wyoming Valley and NEPA residents can expect some heavy snow and windy conditions in the days ahead.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch starting Monday night after predicting a heavy snow storm moving into Northeastern Pennsylvania. Snow is expected to begin Monday night, and may become heavy Tuesday and continue into Wednesday.

The NWS indicated it was 14 degrees as of 7:54 a.m. today at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, and a few clouds were reported.

Today is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 26. West wind 5 to 11 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

On Monday the forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with a high near 31. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

On Monday night, a winter storm moves into the area, with a low temperature around 22. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent, with new snow accumulation of around 3 inches.

The snow continues Tuesday, with a high near 31, and winds out of the north at 7 to 9 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Snow is likely Tuesday night as well. Cloudy with a low around 20, and the chance of precipitation 60 percent.

The winter storm watch extends over the entirety of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and also covers much of Central New York. According to the NWS, the snow may accumulate to a foot or more in some of those areas, likely causing travel disruptions from Monday to Wednesday.

In addition to the large amount of snow, NWS also predicts winds with speeds between 5 and 15 miles per hour, with gusts possibly reaching up to 25 mph.

Be sure to check out the Times Leader’s weather page for up-to-date forecast information an radar!

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