Last updated: April 29. 2014 11:07PM - 1865 Views
By - tkellar@civitasmedia.com



A group of students from Wilkes University spends a rainy afternoon in canoes on the lake at Frances Slocum State Park in Kingston Township on Tuesday.
A group of students from Wilkes University spends a rainy afternoon in canoes on the lake at Frances Slocum State Park in Kingston Township on Tuesday.
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WILKES-BARRE — Grab the umbrella and the rain boots.


Forecasts are calling for steady, heavy rain leading into tonight.


WNEP meteorologist Tom Clark said the rain is the result of a slow-moving front moving in from the west.


That front is colliding with cool air coming from the north Atlantic Ocean.


Clark said the two are “converging over Pennsylvania, and that’s causing upward motion in the atmosphere and thick clouds and heavy rain.”


Clark expected the heaviest and steadiest rain to end by tonight. He said most areas will see between 1 and 2 inches of rain, but areas to the east could see more.


Clark said no river flooding is expected, but added that flooding is possible in streams, poor drainage areas and in urban areas.


Rain will not be the only thing to fall.


“The temperatures are going to cool as a result of the wind off of the ocean,” Clark said.


Clark said the cool air should be out of the area by Thursday, and temperatures will rebound close to the 70-degree mark.

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