Warm temperatures expected for Christmas Day, rain expected into the weekend


By Travis Kellar - [email protected]




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    Rain will be possible today, which could dampen the holiday commute in the Wyoming Valley, but sunshine and warmth is expected on Christmas Day.

    The National Weather Service indicated that it was 65 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with overcast skies reported.

    Mostly cloudy skies are expected today, along with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible after 9 a.m. A 50 percent chance of rain is predicted, and up to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible. Today’s high will be near 69.

    Partly cloudy skies are expected tonight as Santa Claus makes his way to the Wyoming Valley. The low will be around 48.

    Partly sunny skies are expected on Christmas Day, with a high near 60. Mostly cloudy skies are expected on Friday night, along with a 40 percent chance of showers. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, and the low will be around 41.

    Rain is likely on Saturday, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation predicted. Cloudy skies are expected otherwise, with a high near 49. Those cloudy skies will carry over into Saturday night, along with a 50 percent chance of rain. The low will be around 45.

    Cloudy skies will round out the weekend on Sunday, along with a 40 percent chance of showers. The high will be near 58. Cloudy skies will carry over into Sunday night, with rain possible before 1 a.m. and snow possible into the overnight hours. The low will drop to around 32.

    Be sure to check out the Times Leader’s weather page for up-to-date forecasts and radar!

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    By Travis Kellar

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