Sunshine expected for the rest of Christmas Day, rain expected this weekend


By Travis Kellar - tkellar@timesleader.com



Christmas Day is expected to bring a lot of sunshine for those holiday festivities, but rain could dampen the Wyoming Valley this weekend.

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 43 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with fog and mist reported.

Partly sunny skies are expected as Christmas rolls on today, with a chance of sprinkles possible at 3 p.m. and showers possible after 4 p.m. A 30 percent chance of rain is predicted, and today’s high will be near 62.

Scattered showers will be possible before 2 a.m. tonight, with rain possible into the overnight hours. A 30 percent chance of rain is predicted, and less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected. The low will be around 42.

Cloudy skies are expected on Saturday, along with a 50 percent chance of showers. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible, and the high will be around 46.

Rain is likely on Saturday night, with a 90 percent chance currently predicted. Up to a half an inch of rain is possible, and the low will be around 43.

Showers will continue to be likely as the weekend draws to a close on Sunday. A 70 percent chance of rain is predicted, but no rainfall amounts have been predicted. The high will be near 55.

Mostly cloudy skies will follow into Sunday night, along with a 50 percent chance of showers. The low will be around 34.

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

tkellar@timesleader.com

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