Rain to break mid-week

Sgt. Michael Crawford of the Tiadahgton Valley checks the serial number on Nevaeh Tome, 10 of Jersey Shore, (center) as he registers her bicycle during the 4th Annual Jacob's Bike Safety Fair Saturday afternoon at the Jersey Shore Community Pool. DAVE KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette Correspondent

Following a wet Mother’s Day, more rain is expected to fall on the region today and perhaps into Tuesday. But a break from the moisture may arrive by mid-week.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a 100 percent chance of rain today with up to a half-inch falling on the area.

It will remain cool with a high of just 49 degrees.

“It won’t be a steady rain Monday,” National Weather Service forecaster Craig DeVoir said.

Periods of rain are expected to fall overnight into Tuesday.

It will a bit warmer Tuesday with a 50 percent chance of rain and highs in the mid 50s.

“It looks like drier weather Wednesday and Thursday, but we can’t rule out an afternoon or evening thunderstorm either day,” DeVoir said.

The chance of rain both days is 30 percent.

Otherwise, it will be mostly or partly sunny those two days with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Night-time lows will be in the upper 40s.

There will be a less than 50 percent chance of showers Friday.

Saturday is expected to be partly sunny with a high of 73.

“Beyond next weekend, it looks like some warmer weather may try to push over the Commonwealth,” DeVoir said. “We would like to see it dry out.”

Through Saturday, a total of 1.5 inches of rain had fallen during the month of May in the Williamsport area, he said.

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