Last updated: March 24. 2014 7:53AM - 1466 Views
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It was a chilly start to the first full week of spring this morning.

The National Weather Service reported that it was 15 degrees as of 6:54 p.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Clear skies accompanied the crisp start of the week.

That chilly trend will continue for the next few days before warming up to spring-like temperatures this weekend.

The temperatures will struggle to break the 30-degree mark today, with mostly sunny skies predicted. Clouds will begin to accumulate overnight tonight, with the low dropping to about 20 degrees.

Scattered flurries are possible between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, followed by a chance of light snow Tuesday after 2 p.m. Temperatures are expected to climb to the mid 30s. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation, with less than an inch of new snow accumulation possible.

There will be a chance for light snow Tuesday night before gradually giving way to partly cloudy skies. The low will drop to the lower 20s. There is a 50 percent chance of snow for Tuesday night, with less than an inch of new accumulation possible.

Scattered flurries are possible before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, with otherwise partly sunny skies expected throughout the day. Wednesday’s high is expected to climb to the lower to mid 30s. Wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour are also possible.

Clear skies are expected on Wednesday night, with a lower in the upper teens.

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