Last updated: September 02. 2014 7:57AM - 3207 Views
By - tkellar@timesleader.com

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It looks like the Wyoming Valley will get one more dose of rain before the skies clear into the weekend.

The National Weather Service indicated that it was 71 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. Fair skies lingered overhead, with the sunshine peaking through the clouds to welcome students and morning commuters to the short week.

Rain and thunderstorms will once again move into the Wyoming Valley this evening — there’s a chance some of the weather could be severe.

According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service, there will be a slight chance of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and into early this evening. Damaging winds will be the primary threat with the thunderstorms, but isolated large hail and locally heavy rainfall will also be possible.

There are no watches or warnings for Luzerne County as of this morning.

Partly sunny skies are predicted for today, but there will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. A 30 percent chance of rain is currently predicted, with up to a quarter of an inch of rain possible. Today’s high will be in the upper 80s.

Showers and thunderstorms will be likely before 1 a.m. this morning, followed by a slight chance of showers overnight into Wednesday. Some storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. There is a 60 percent chance of rain predicted, with up to a half an inch of rain possible. Tonight’s low will be in the mid 60s.

Wednesday looks to be a quieter day, with sunny skies predicted. The high will be in the lower to mid 80s.

Mostly clear skies will follow on Wednesday night, along with areas of dense fog after 2 a.m. Wednesday night’s low will be in the mid 60s.

Areas of dense fog will be possible before 10 a.m. on Thursday. Sunny skies are predicted for the rest of the day, with a high in the mid 80s. Mostly clear skies are also expected for Thursday night, with a low in the lower 60s.

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