April is ending on a rainy note

April showers bring May flowers, as the old saying goes, and it will hold true this week as April comes to a close on a wet note.

After a nice couple of days, steady rain is expected to move in late tonight and last at least through mid-week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Barry Lambert.

“Showers will continue from (to)night after dark and will last right through the middle of the week, which means we will see wet weather at least through Wednesday night,” Lambert said.

There will be “some improvement Thursday, with showers becoming a little bit more scattered.”

“Monday thorough Wednesday will see periods of rain, some heavy at times, but not enough to cause significant flooding,” he said. There might be some ponding on roads.

Rain should come to an end later this week, giving way to clouds and sun and cool temperatures.

“So there is a wet period coming up and then it will be cool and partly to mostly cloudy starting Thursday, which is the first of May, and for the latter part of the week and next weekend,” he added.

Temperatures through the period will range from the upper 50s to mid 60s, with today and Thursday in the mid 60s, and then holding in the upper 50s Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Northern Tier will see “the same thing but 5 degrees cooler,” Lambert said.

One good thing is it won’t be too windy, but what wind there is will be a cool east wind.

“We’re not looking at a lot of wind, but there could be some gusty easterly winds” through the period.

Wind gusts could range from 15 mph to 25 mph with some gusts over 30 mph, and “on the ridgetops above 1,500 feet there will be some stronger gusts.”

“Nothing excessive. Just kind of a rainy, breezy, cool period, with rainfall amounts from an inch to an inch and a half,” he added.