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The first week of September for the Wyoming Valley will start out with the chance for rain and thunderstorms, but skies will clear into the midweek.


The National Weather Service indicated that it was 73 degree as of 6:54 a.m at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Overcast skies lingered overhead to this morning, a trend that might hamper plans of heading over to the 39th annual La Festa Italiana or Railfest.


If you do plan to head out today, be sure to keep the rain gear nearby.


Isolated showers will be possible before 10 a.m. this morning — those showers will become likely after 1 p.m. today, along with a possible thunderstorm. Up to a half an inch of rain is possible today, and today’s high will be in the lower 80s.


Showers will be likely before 9 p.m. tonight, along with the occasional thunderstorm. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are predicted for the overnight hours, some of which could produce heavy rain. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible. Tonight’s low will be in the upper 60s.


Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be the trend on Labor Day, with less than a tenth of an inch of rain expected. Mostly cloudy skies are predicted otherwise, with a high in the lower 80s.


The chance for rain and thunderstorms will carry on until midnight on Monday night, followed by a slight chance of showers overnight. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, and Monday night’s low will be in the mid 60s.


Partly sunny skies will return to the Wyoming Valley on Tuesday, but the chance for showers and thunderstorms will also return after 9 a.m. Tuesday’s high will be in the mid 80s. That chance for rain and thunderstorms will carry on until 3 a.m. Tuesday night, followed by a slight chance of showers heading into Wednesday. Tuesday night’s low will be in the mid 60s.


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