Potentially severe weather including high wind gusts en route to Topeka area

Conditions will continue to be mild and unsettled on Thursday, particularly for northern and western areas, where rain will turn heavy for most throughout the day.

A rather wet system pushes in Monday night or early Tuesday on the heels of a new cold front. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

The National Weather Service indicated it was 50 degrees as of 6:54 a.m.at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, and partly cloudy skies were reported. But drivers through the passes should expect some snow.

Partly cloudy skies are predicted for Wednesday night, with a low around 66.

We could see showers between now and the weekend. South, southwest wind 15 to 21 miles per hour with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour.

Today. Sunny, with a high near 87 degrees.

Wednesday, that 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms remains after noon, with highs expected to reach near 65. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67 degrees. Friday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly before 1 a.m., with a low in the upper 40s.

Forecasts for Friday and Saturday reveal a mixed bag of cloud, rain and sunny spells, with the risk of thunder and lightning likely for Northern Ireland, south and central England. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Mostly cloudy with a high near 70.

Partly sunny, warm, and breezy.

Saturday. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

SUNDAY: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

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