Last updated: May 21. 2014 8:42AM - 1428 Views
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It might be a good idea to keep that umbrella and the rain gear handy — the chance of rain and thunderstorms will be sticking around for the next few days.

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 58 degrees as of 7:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. The Wyoming Valley saw overcast skies linger overhead for the morning commute, which looks to be the trend leading into the weekend.

Scattered showers are possible today up to about 3 p.m. — afterwards, showers are likely along with a possible thunderstorm. Between a tenth of a quarter of an inch of rain is expected, but more could fall during thunderstorms. Today’s high will be in the lower 70s.

Showers and thunderstorms will continue to be likely before 11 p.m. tonight — afterwards, the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain. Another tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible tonight. Tonight’s low will be in the upper 50s.

That chance for rain and thunderstorms will carry on into Thursday and Thursday night. A tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain possible on Thursday, with less than a tenth of an inch expected on Thursday night. Mostly cloudy skies are expected otherwise, with a high in the lower 70s. Thursday night’s low will drop to the upper 50s.

Friday will bring mostly cloudy skies, along with the chance of showers. Friday’s high will be in the mid to upper 60s. That chance for showers will carry on into Friday night, with a low in the lower 50s.

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