Powerful Pacific Storm to Bring Widespread Hazardous Weather to West Coast; Two Storm Systems to Impact Central and Eastern U.S.

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the Sierras. Meanwhile, two winter storms will bring areas of heavy snow and freezing rain followed by bitter cold into this weekend from the Plains to the Northeast. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Wilkes-Barre - Scranton, Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport (KAVP)

Lat: 41.34°NLon: 75.73°WElev: 961ft.

Overcast

35°F

2°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed SW 12 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1017.3 mb)
Dewpoint 23°F (-5°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill27°F (-3°C)
Last update 16 Jan 2:54 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Cortez PA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind around 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated snow showers before 7pm, then a chance of flurries between 7pm and 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 12 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 29 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 7 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 23 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow before 7am, then scattered snow showers, mainly between 7am and 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow after 1pm.  High near 26. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Partly Sunny
    then Snow

    High: 26 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow before 1am, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet. The snow could be heavy at times.  Low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Heavy Snow
    then Wintry
    Mix

    Low: 22 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet, becoming all snow after 1pm.  High near 26. Blustery.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Wintry Mix
    and Blustery

    High: 26 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind around 15 mph.
Tonight
Isolated snow showers before 7pm, then a chance of flurries between 7pm and 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
Friday
A chance of snow before 7am, then scattered snow showers, mainly between 7am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Saturday
Snow after 1pm. High near 26. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday Night
Snow before 1am, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday
Snow, freezing rain, and sleet, becoming all snow after 1pm. High near 26. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
M.L.King Day
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 10.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 2.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 24.
Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
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Point Forecast:
Cortez PA
 41.45°N 75.45°W (Elev. 1512 ft)
2:46 pm EST Jan 16, 2019
3pm EST Jan 16, 2019-6pm EST Jan 23, 2019
 
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